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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 Clinical Sciences. In the NCI-designated Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Tiro serves as is co-leader of Population Science and Cancer Control Program with Dr. Ethan Halm (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/simmons/research/scientific-programs/population-science/index.html). 

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 MPI on an NCI award (R01 CA178414) using mixed methods  to develop a tablet-based self persuasion intervention addressing parental indecision and promoting adolescent HPV vaccination. Along with Drs. Celette Sugg Skinner and Ethan Halm, Dr. Tiro leads the Parkland-UT Southwestern PROSPR Center (U54 CA163308-S1) to understand and optimize delivery of cervical and colorectal cancer screening processes.  With colleagues at University of Washington and Group Health 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 among overdue women (R01 CA168598-A1).

Education

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

Research Interest

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

Publications

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Assessing race and ethnicity data quality across cancer registries and EMRs in two hospitals.
Lee SJ, Grobe JE, Tiro JA J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015 Dec
Variation in Screening Abnormality Rates and Follow-Up of Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening within the PROSPR Consortium.
Tosteson AN, Beaber EF, Tiro J, Kim J, McCarthy AM, Quinn VP, Doria-Rose VP, Wheeler CM, Barlow WE, Bronson M, Garcia M, Corley DA, Haas JS, Halm EA, Kamineni A, Rutter CM, Tosteson TD, Trentham-Dietz A, Weaver DL J Gen Intern Med 2015 Dec
Use of Health Behavior Theory in Funded Grant Proposals: Cancer Screening Interventions as a Case Study.
Kobrin S, Ferrer R, Meissner H, Tiro J, Hall K, Shmueli-Blumberg D, Rothman A Ann Behav Med 2015 Dec 49 6 809-18
Outreach invitations for FIT and colonoscopy improve colorectal cancer screening rates: A randomized controlled trial in a safety-net health system.
Singal AG, Gupta S, Tiro JA, Skinner CS, McCallister K, Sanders JM, Bishop WP, Agrawal D, Mayorga CA, Ahn C, Loewen AC, Santini NO, Halm EA Cancer 2015 Nov
Role functioning is associated with survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Meier A, Yopp A, Mok H, Kandunoori P, Tiro J, Singal AG Qual Life Res 2015 Jul 24 7 1669-75
Validation of self-reported post-treatment mammography surveillance among breast cancer survivors by electronic medical record extraction method.
Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Shay LA, Murphy CC, A Hamann H, Bartholomew LK, Savas LS, Vernon SW Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2015 Apr
Residential racial segregation and mortality among black, white, and Hispanic urban breast cancer patients in Texas, 1995 to 2009.
Pruitt SL, Lee SJ, Tiro JA, Xuan L, Ruiz JM, Inrig S Cancer 2015 Feb
Racial, social, and clinical determinants of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance.
Singal AG, Li X, Tiro J, Kandunoori P, Adams-Huet B, Nehra MS, Yopp A Am. J. Med. 2015 Jan 128 1 90.e1-7
Effectiveness of a Community Research Registry to Recruit Minority and Underserved Adults for Health Research.
Bishop WP, Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Craddock Lee SJ, Skinner CS Clin Transl Sci 2014 Oct
Practice Patterns and Attitudes of Primary Care Providers and Barriers to Surveillance of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Cirrhosis.
Dalton-Fitzgerald E, Tiro J, Kandunoori P, Halm EA, Yopp A, Singal AG Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2014 Jul

Honors & Awards

  • 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)