Texas Medical Center
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Houston, TX 77030
Jane R. Montealegre, PhD
Jane Montealegre is a Behavioral Epidemiologist with research expertise in health disparities and preventive healthcare utilization among immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities, and the medically underserved.
She is particularly interested in the intersection of nativity, race/ethnicity, and cervical cancer. Much of her work focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral and health system interventions to address cancer health disparities among the medically underserved.
Her current research involves evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of mailed self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) testing kits for cervical cancer screening; and multi-level health system and community-based interventions to improve HPV vaccination, e-cigarette prevention, and cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
2007-2010 President (2007-08/08-09) and Treasurer (09-10), Student Epidemic Intelligence Society, The University of Texas School of Public Health
2009 Student Field Activities Award, The University of Texas School of Public Health
2007-2009 Public Health Traineeship, The University of Texas School of Public Health
2004-2005 Dean’s Grant, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
2004 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2004 Fred R. Cagle Memorial Prize for Outstanding Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
2004 Senior Scholar Award, Tulane University
2004 Phi Beta Phi Award, Tulane University
2000-2004 Founder’s Scholarship, Tulane University
2003 Newcomb Foundation Grant for Summer Research (Internship at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Entomology Training Unit-Guatemala)
2002 Tulane University Center for Infectious Diseases Award for Summer Research (Internship at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Entomology Training Unit-Guatemala)
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