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Dr. Jasmin Tiro received her PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) and completed post-doctoral training with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. In April 2008, Dr. Tiro joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and holds an adjoint appointment in the University of Texas-School of Public Health for the Dallas Regional Campus.  Currently, Dr. Tiro is an Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Communication Sciences, Department of Population and Data Sciences. In the NCI-designated Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Tiro serves as Associate Director for Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity. 

Dr. Tiro's program focuses on multi-level intervention research directed at cancer prevention and early detection behaviors specifically among underserved populations seen by urban safety-net healthcare systems. She uses health behavior theories and health services conceptual models to identify novel patient-, provider-, and system-level intervention targets. Dr. Tiro’s work leverages quantitative and qualitative (mixed) research methods to design and evaluate behavioral interventions. She is committed toward disseminating behavioral interventions aimed at ending cancer disparities. 

In terms of grant funding, Dr. Tiro is the Contact Principal Investigator for the PROSPR II METRICS Cervical Research Center (1UM1CA221940) to understand and optimize delivery of the cervical cancer screening process.  With colleagues at University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute, Dr. Tiro is collaborating on a large, pragmatic randomized controlled intervention trial of a mailed HPV self-screening kit to increase screening rates (1R01CA240375-01).

Education

Undergraduate
Rice University (1997), Biochemistry
Graduate School
Emory University (1999), Behavioral Science
Graduate School
Univ of Tx Health Science Ctr (2005), Behavioral Science

Research Interest

  • Cancer Health Disparities
  • Cancer Screening
  • HPV vaccine
  • Mixed Methods Research

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Reactions of women underscreened for cervical cancer who received unsolicited human papillomavirus self-sampling kits.
Malone C, Tiro JA, Buist DS, Beatty T, Lin J, Kimbel K, Gao H, Thayer C, Miglioretti DL, Winer RL, J Med Screen 2019 Nov 969141319885994
Effect of Mailed Human Papillomavirus Test Kits vs Usual Care Reminders on Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake, Precancer Detection, and Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Winer RL, Lin J, Tiro JA, Miglioretti DL, Beatty T, Gao H, Kimbel K, Thayer C, Buist DSM, JAMA Netw Open 2019 Nov 2 11 e1914729
Improving the promise of embedded pragmatic trials: Surmountable barriers encountered in an evaluation of home-based HPV self-sampling to increase cervical cancer screening in overdue women.
Buist DSM, Tiro JA, Thayer C, Beatty T, Miglioretti DL, Lin J, Winer RL, Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2019 Sep 15 100413
Do traditional economic theories of free riding behavior explain spatial clustering of HPV vaccine uptake?
McKillop CN, Leonard T, Pruitt SL, Tiro JA, SSM Popul Health 2019 Aug 8 100421
Evaluating screening participation, follow-up and outcomes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in the PROSPR consortium.
Barlow WE, Beaber EF, Geller BM, Kamineni A, Zheng Y, Haas JS, Chao CR, Rutter CM, Zauber AG, Sprague BL, Halm EA, Weaver DL, Chubak J, Doria-Rose VP, Kobrin S, Onega T, Quinn VP, Schapira MM, Tosteson ANA, Corley DA, Skinner CS, Schnall MD, Armstrong K, Wheeler CM, Silverberg MJ, Balasubramanian BA, Doubeni CA, McLerran D, Tiro JA, J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2019 Jul
Understanding Underuse of Advance Care Planning Among a Cohort of African American Patients With Advanced Cancer: Formative Research That Examines Gaps in Intent to Discuss Options for Care.
Rhodes RL, Ukoha NCE, Williams KA, Elwood B, Knox-Rice T, Lee SC, Tiro JA, Skinner CS, Halm EA, Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2019 Apr 1049909119843276
Emergency Department Testing Patterns for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in North Texas.
Barnes A, Jetelina KK, Betts AC, Mendoza T, Sreeramoju P, Tiro JA, Sex Transm Dis 2019 Mar
Cervical Cancer Screening Research in the PROSPR I Consortium: Rationale, Methods, and Baseline Findings from a U.S. Cohort.
Kamineni A, Tiro JA, Beaber EF, Silverberg MJ, Wheeler CM, Chao CR, Chubak J, Skinner CS, Corley DA, Kim JJ, Balasubramanian BA, Doria-Rose VP Int. J. Cancer 2018 Oct
Cervical Cancer Burden and Opportunities for Prevention in a Safety-net Healthcare System.
Pruitt SL, Werner CL, Borton EK, Sanders JM, Balasubramanian BA, Barnes A, Betts AC, Skinner CS, Tiro JA Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Sep
Effects of program scale-up on time to resolution for patients with abnormal screening mammography results.
Lee SC, Higashi RT, Sanders JM, Zhu H, Inrig SJ, Mejias C, Argenbright KE, Tiro JA Cancer Causes Control 2018 Aug

Honors & Awards

  • Bill Aston Award for Quality, given to Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern for Adolescent HPV vaccination Research/Quality Improvement Partnership
    (2017)
  • Dean’s Capstone Recognition Award, Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program, UT Southwestern
    (2014)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Center for Translational Medicine, UT Southwestern
    (2014)
  • NCI Prevention Research Training Merit Award
    (2007)
  • American Association for Cancer Research-American Cancer Society Scholarship for Behavioral Scientists
    (2006)
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health
    (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Papillomavirus Society (2015)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2008)
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology (2005)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (2005)
  • American Public Health Association (1997)