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Location

Texas Medical Center

Phone: 713-798-2296
Fax: 713-798-8711
Office Phone
713-798-2296
Email

jrmontea@bcm.edu

Address

One Baylor Plaza, MS 305
Houston, TX 77030

Research Laboratory

Jane R. Montealegre, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology
Deputy Director-Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
The University of Texas School of Public Health post-doctoral fellow Behavioral Epidemiology 2013
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas fellowship Innovation for Cancer Prevention Fellowship 2013
The University of Texas School of Public Health university Doctor of Philosophy, Public Health, Epidemiology 2006
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine masters Master of Public Health, Parasitology 2006
Tulane University university Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2004

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Associate Member

Research Statement

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.

Awards

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)

Language

English

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