Department of Public Health Sciences and the College
A behavioral scientist focused on cancer care delivery research, Jasmin Tiro identifies multilevel determinants of cancer prevention and early detection behaviors, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination; breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening; and hepatocellular cancer surveillance. She develops, tests, and implements interventions that improve health outcomes for underserved patients seen by urban safety-net health care systems. Her intervention research uses a mixed-methods approach to increase adolescent HPV vaccination and to understand the impact of offering home-based HPV self-sampling to increase cervical screening. Tiro explores how complex risk-based cervical cancer screening guidelines are implemented in diverse clinical settings. She studies the spread of misinformation and promotes effective community-engaged strategies to build trust with populations suspicious of new medical technologies.
At the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, she serves as associate director of cancer prevention and population sciences, overseeing the research program’s strategic vision and aligning it with the center’s overall mission.
Tiro received a PhD in behavioral sciences and health promotion from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and an MPH from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She completed postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Most recently, she was a professor of population and data sciences at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she was also the associate director for community outreach, engagement, and equity.