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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 ( 

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).


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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Understanding how Mothers of Adolescent Girls Obtain Information About the hpv Vaccine: Associations Between Mothers' Health Beliefs, Information Seeking, and Vaccination Intentions in an Ethnically Diverse Sample.
Baldwin AS, Bruce CM, Tiro JA J Health Psychol 2012 Sep
Uptake and Correlates of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among Adolescent Girls and Young Adult Women: An Analysis of the 2007 California Health Interview Survey.
Tiro JA, Tsui J, Bauer HM, Yamada E, Kobrin S, Breen N Journal of women's health (2002) 2012 Mar
Evaluating associations between sources of information, knowledge of the human papillomavirus, and human papillomavirus vaccine uptake for adult women in California.
Almeida CM, Tiro JA, Rodriguez MA, Diamant AL Vaccine 2012 Feb
Utilization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Among American Patients: A Systematic Review.
Singal AG, Yopp A, S Skinner C, Packer M, Lee WM, Tiro JA Journal of general internal medicine 2012 Jan
Was the drop in mammography rates in 2005 associated with the drop in hormone therapy use?
Breen N, Cronin KA, Tiro JA, Meissner HI, McNeel TS, Sabatino SA, Tangka FK, Taplin SH Cancer 2011 Dec 117 24 5450-60
Understanding impediments and enablers to physical activity among African American adults: a systematic review of qualitative studies.
Siddiqi Z, Tiro JA, Shuval K Health Educ Res 2011 Dec 26 6 1010-24
Legitimate and ethical: distinguishing when and how regulations apply in patient-oriented research.
Lee SJ, Tiro JA, Bishop WP, Sheppard PD, Skinner CS Am J Bioeth 2011 Nov 11 11 42-3
Use of human papillomavirus vaccines among young adult women in the United States: An analysis of the 2008 National Health Interview Survey.
Price RA, Tiro JA, Saraiya M, Meissner H, Breen N Cancer 2011 Jul
Knowledge and intention to participate in cervical cancer screening after the human papillomavirus vaccine.
Anhang Price R, Koshiol J, Kobrin S, Tiro JA Vaccine 2011 Jun 29 25 4238-43
Community events as viable sites for recruiting minority volunteers who agree to be contacted for future research.
Bishop WP, Tiro JA, Lee SJ, Bruce CM, Skinner CS Contemp Clin Trials 2011 May 32 3 369-71

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s Capstone Recognition Award, Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program, UT Southwestern
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Center for Translational Medicine, UT Southwestern
  • NCI Prevention Research Training Merit Award
  • American Association for Cancer Research-American Cancer Society Scholarship for Behavioral Scientists
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health

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)