Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., MPH

Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., MPH

Educational and Institutional Background

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL BS Health Science Education
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL MHSE Public Health Education
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN PhD Health Behavior
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD MPH Epidemiology
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Postdoc Cancer Prevention

Current Position

  • Associate Center Director of Community Outreach, Engagement, & Equity, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Senior Member, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Division of Population Science, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Professor, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Role in ECHO

Dr. Vadaparampil serves as MPI of ECHO Training Program. In this role, she shares responsibility with Dr. Quinn to provide administrative and scientific leadership as well as oversee the overall management of the training program.

Research Background

Over the past 17 years, Dr. Vadaparampil (she/her) has developed a research program applying behavioral science, epidemiology, health services, and clinical perspectives to improve utilization of cancer prevention and control innovations across the cancer continuum. Her work has been influenced by transdisciplinary collaboration, focused on health disparities, and contributed to both the scientific literature and clinical practice. She applies these perspectives to several at risk groups including racial /ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, individuals at increased risk for inherited cancer susceptibility, adolescent and young adults, and individuals at risk for cancers related to HPV and HCV infection. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Since 2018, Dr. Vadaparampil has served as Moffitt’s Associate Center Director of Community Outreach, Engagement, & Equity. Through each of these roles she works to ensure that advances in research and clinical care reach the patients and community members in our local area, the state and nation.