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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County-level outcomes of a rural breast cancer screening outreach strategy: a decentralized hub-and-spoke model (BSPAN2).
Lee SJ, Higashi RT, Inrig SJ, Sanders JM, Zhu H, Argenbright KE, Tiro JA Transl Behav Med 2016 Jul
Characterizing safety-net providers' HPV vaccine recommendations to undecided parents: A pilot study.
Shay LA, Street RL, Baldwin AS, Marks EG, Lee SC, Higashi RT, Skinner CS, Fuller S, Persaud D, Tiro JA Patient Educ Couns 2016 Jun
Validity of Single-Item Screening for Limited Health Literacy in English and Spanish Speakers.
Bishop WP, Craddock Lee SJ, Skinner CS, Jones TM, McCallister K, Tiro JA Am J Public Health 2016 Mar e1-e4
The Desires of Their Hearts: The Multidisciplinary Perspectives of African Americans on End-of-Life Care in the African American Community.
Rhodes RL, Elwood B, Lee SC, Tiro JA, Halm EA, Skinner CS Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2016 Feb
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

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)