Community Engagement Core

Enhancing community engagement, cancer education, survivorship support, and community capacity building.

The ChicagoCHEC Community Engagement Core leads community engagement, cancer education, and outreach activities to foster meaningful interactions between cancer centers, academic institutions, and the communities they serve. In concert with the National Cancer Institute’s National Outreach Network, we expect our Community Engagement Core activities will yield valuable data on factors associated with poorer cancer outcomes experienced by some communities, as well as factors associated with improved cancer outcomes experienced by other communities. Identifying the driving forces behind cancer inequities provides a unique and powerful opportunity for ChicagoCHEC to translate research findings into direct action.


Community Engagement Core Leadership

  • Aida Giachello (NU)
  • June McKoy (NU)
  • Tracy Luedke (NEIU)
  • Jeanine Ntihirageza (NEIU)
  • Lisa Aponte-Soto (UIC)
  • Jorge Girotti (UIC)
  • Karriem Watson (UIC)

Community Engagement Program Management

  • Edgardo Ramirez (NU)
  • Beverly Chukwudozie (UIC)

Community Health Educators

  • Ivanhoe Hall (UIC)
  • Elena Navas (NEIU)

Contact us to learn more or to get involved.