Jesse Nodora, DrPH

Dr. Nodora is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and a member of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. He received a doctor of public health (DrPH) from the University Of Texas School Of Public health in 1995 with an emphasis on health promotion. After 10 years of public health practice in state-level tobacco control, he transitioned to cancer prevention research at the Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona School Medicine. Dr. Nodora’s research focus is in informed decision-making, patient-provider communication, health literacy, and systems interventions among poor and underserved populations. His work seeks to produce products and information that can be used by individuals and a variety of systems (e.g., communities, health care, government, non-profits) to promote healthy lifestyles, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for chronic disease, especially cancer. Dr. Nodora is currently an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar (2012-2016) and is assessing the efficacy of patient navigation to reduce the time between abnormal Pap screening and subsequent diagnostic follow-up for Latino/Hispanic women in a community health center setting.