Lina H Jandorf, MA Email Lina Jandorf
- RESEARCH PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- RESEARCH PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
In collaboration with other faculty in the Department of Oncological Sciences and with Steven Itzkowitz, M.D. (Division of Gastroenterology) she has developed a patient navigation program to increase adherence to physician recommended screening colonoscopy. These National Cancer Institute funded projects have tested different forms of navigation guidance through the medical system including peer navigators (community volunteers) who themselves have completed a colonoscopy.
Ms. Jandorf has also taken the lead in the Department of Oncological Sciences effort to establish Cancer Family Registries. These databases, specific to cancer site, include both index patients and family members. They allow us to establish the relative risk of various cancers and related disorders. In addition, the registries include information about medical practices, family history, nutrition, recreational activities, and exercise.
Ms. Jandorf also directs a number of clinical initiatives, funded through the Division of Gastroenterology (Steven Itzkowitz, M.D.), exploring new, less invasive ways to screen for colorectal cancer. These include stool-based methodologies for both average risk individuals and those at higher risk due related to Irritable Bowel Disorders (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease).
Please visit Ms. Jandorf's Research and Outreach Programs
- Improving CRC Screening for Diverse Hispanics in an Urban Primary Care Setting
- Minority Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core (MORE)
- The Witness Project® of Harlem
- Esperanza y Vida® - The Latina Witness Project of Harlem
- Hope and Life®
- CRC Screening Thoughts and Feelings: Increasing Engagement of African Americans (Witness CARES)
- Reducing Liver Cancer Risk by Screening for Hepatitis B Virus in African-born People in the U.S.
Cancer Education and Prevention
Lina Jandorf’s research efforts are focused on reducing disparities in cancer screening, early detection, and mortality. This work has been focused on understanding cultural, interpersonal and organizational barriers to cancer screening as well as important associations between health disparities and mortality and morbidity. Through the use of Peer Lay Health Workers, her research focuses on the development and implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to support and encourage cancer screening for medically underserved individuals. Ms. Jandorf also directs a number of clinical initiatives, funded through the Division of Gastroenterology (Steven Itzkowitz, M.D.), exploring new, less invasive ways to screen for colorectal cancer. These include stool-based methodologies for both average risk individuals and those at higher risk due related to Irritable Bowel Disorders (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease).
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Jandorf during 2019 and/or 2020. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership
- Miscellaneous Private Practice
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Scientific Advisory Board:
- New York State Cancer Consortium (NYSCC)
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