Biography

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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

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High Initiation of Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Among Uninsured Stages I-III Breast Cancer Patients Treated in a Safety-Net Healthcare System.
Murphy CC, Tiro JA, Jean GW, Balasubramian BA, Alvarez CA J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2017 Mar
Tailored information increases patient/physician discussion of colon cancer risk and testing: The Cancer Risk Intake System trial.
Skinner CS, Gupta S, Bishop WP, Ahn C, Tiro JA, Halm EA, Farrell D, Marks E, Morrow J, Julka M, McCallister K, Sanders JM, Rawl SM Prev Med Rep 2016 Dec 4 6-10
Hispanic and Immigrant Paradoxes in U.S. Breast Cancer Mortality: Impact of Neighborhood Poverty and Hispanic Density.
Pruitt SL, Tiro JA, Xuan L, Lee SJ Int J Environ Res Public Health 2016 Dec 13 12
Mailed Outreach Program Increases Ultrasound Screening of Patients with Cirrhosis for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Singal AG, Tiro JA, Marrero JA, McCallister K, Mejias C, Adamson B, Bishop WP, Santini NO, Halm EA Gastroenterology 2016 Nov
Assessing local capacity to expand rural breast cancer screening and patient navigation: An iterative mixed-method tool.
Inrig SJ, Higashi RT, Tiro JA, Argenbright KE, Lee SJ Eval Program Plann 2016 Nov 61 113-124
Translating self-persuasion into an adolescent HPV vaccine promotion intervention for parents attending safety-net clinics.
Baldwin AS, Denman DC, Sala M, Marks EG, Shay LA, Fuller S, Persaud D, Lee SC, Skinner CS, Wiebe DJ, Tiro JA Patient Educ Couns 2016 Nov
Modification and validation of the Treatment Self Regulation Questionnaire to assess parental motivation for HPV vaccination of adolescents.
Denman DC, Baldwin AS, Marks EG, Lee SC, Tiro JA Vaccine 2016 Sep 34 41 4985-90
Reasons for Lack of Diagnostic Colonoscopy after Positive FIT in a Safety-Net Health System.
Martin J, Halm EA, Tiro JA, Merchant Z, Balasubramanian B, McCallister K, Sanders JM, Ahn C, Bishop WP, Singal AG Am. J. Med. 2016 Aug
Patient-Reported Barriers are Associated with Lower HCC Surveillance Rates in Patients with Cirrhosis.
Farvardin S, Patel J, Khambaty M, Yerokun OA, Mok H, Tiro JA, Yopp AC, Parikh ND, Marrero JA, Singal AG Hepatology 2016 Aug
Population-based precision cancer screening: a symposium on evidence, epidemiology, and next steps.
Marcus PM, Pashayan N, Church TR, Doria-Rose VP, Gould MK, Hubbard RA, Marrone M, Miglioretti DL, Pharoah PD, Pinsky PF, Rendle KA, Robbins HA, Roberts MC, Rolland B, Schiffman M, Tiro JA, Zauber AG, Winn DM, Khoury MJ Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2016 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)