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Ewan K. Cobran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Athens, GA

Office: R.C. Wilson , Rm 270-E   
Voice: 706-542-5327

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow Cancer Health Disparities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2014

Doctor Pharmaceutical Sciences, Howard University, College of Pharmacy 2012

Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance 2006

Research Interests

My research interests are health services research, comparative effectiveness, health disparities, cancer screening, prevention, outcomes, fatalism, survivorship, community-based participatory research, patterns of care, nativity, and large data analysis.

 

Grant Support

GRU Cancer Center/ American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

Awarded American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant in partnership with Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, in the amount of $32,930. The grant is titled “Quality of Life, Racial Differences, and Risk of ADT Associated Diabetes, MI, and CVD during Treatment for Advance Prostate Cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Linked Medicare Part D and Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Analysis.

Associations Between the Independent Specialty Medical Advocate Model of Patient Advocacy Services and Intermediate Patient Health Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients (03/01/2013 – 03/01/2015) Navigate Cancer Foundation. Funded $6,375.00 (Role: PI)

Evaluating Racial Differences in Survival and Use of Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Using The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Cancer Registry and Medicare Claims Database (07/01/2013 –  6/01/2014) North Carolina Translation & Clinical Science Institute, Funded $2,000.00 (Role: PI)

Cancer Health Disparities Training Program (T32), National Cancer Institute 5T32CA128582-043 Funded  $164,158.00 (Role: Postdoctoral Fellow)

 

Of Note

Featured In the Spotlight, August 25, 2015

Was selected by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities as a 2015 Scholar

Prostate Cancer Disparities Travel Award2nd Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities Conference in Nassau, Bahamas, October 2012 

African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Travel Award, supported by the National Cancer Institute, Epidemiology Genetic Research Program –  4th Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference, July 2012 

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Award, Vice-Chair of Howard University Chapter, May 2011

Invited Reviewer of Abstracts, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research – 16th Annual International Meeting, May 2011

African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Student Travel Award - 3rd Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference, November 2010

United States Department of Homeland Security Gold Medal – Office of Health Affairs, awarded for outstanding contribution to the Department of Homeland (DHS) Technical Guidance for Antibiotic Storage, and the Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Annex to the Departmental Guidance Statement on Anthrax Response (DGS), August 2010

Howard University Graduate Trustee Scholar, June 2010

8thAnnual Quantitative Training Travel Award, supported by the National Science Foundation, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and the American Psychological Association, April 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Cobran EK, Overman R, Chen RC, Meyer AM, Kuo M, Sturmer T, Sheets N, Goldin GH, Pen D, Godley PA, Carpenter WR. Racial Disparities in Diffusion of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Compared to Conformal Radiation Therapy for Localized for Prostate Cancer: An Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Data (under review – Cancer Cause and Control) 

Pen D, Stitzenberg K, Cobran EK, Godley PA. (2014) Provider-Based Research Network demonstrate greater hospice use for minority patients with lung cancer Mitigate Racial Disparities in Hospice Care for Lung Cancer. J Oncol Pract. Jul;10(4):e182-90.

Cobran EK, Wutoh AK, Lee E, Odedina F, Ragin C, Aiken W, Godley P. (2013) Perceptions of Prostate Cancer Fatalism and Screening Behavior Between United States-born and Caribbean-born Black Males. J Immigr Minor Health. Jun;16(3):394-400

Cobran EK, Chen RC, Overman R, Meyer AM, Kuo M, Sturmer T, Sheets N, Goldin GH, Pen D, Godley PA, Carpenter WR. Racial Differences in Diffusion of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer (In Press – American Journal of Men’s Health).

Conference Presentations: Podium and Poster

Cobran EK, Overman R, Carpenter WR, Godley PA, Chen RC. Racial Disparities in Diffusion, Comparative Morbidity, and Disease Control of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Compared to Conformal Radiation Therapy for Localized for Prostate Cancer. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 16th Annual European Congress, Dublin, Ireland, November 2013.

Cobran EK, Wutoh AK, Godley PA. Cross-Comparison of Native-born and Caribbean-born African American Males: Prostate Cancer Fatalism, Spirituality, and Perceptions of Treatments. 2nd Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, October 2012

Cobran EK, Godley PA. A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of U.S.-born and Caribbean-born African American Males in South Florida: Prostate Cancer Screening, Nativity, and Fatalism. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 37th Annual Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2012.

Cobran EK, Wutoh AK. A Pilot Study for Cross-Comparison of Native-born and Caribbean-born African American Males: Prostate Cancer Fatalism, Spirituality, and Perceptions of Treatments. 4th Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2012

Cobran EK, Daniel MG, Wutoh AK. Predisposing and Enabling Factors Associated with Physician Avoidance and Perceived 5-year Cancer Survival among Minority Males: Results From The 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey Dataset. New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, April 1, 2011. 

Cobran EK, Wutoh AK, Daniel MG. Factors Associated with Perceived 5-year Cancer Survival Among Minority Males: Results From The 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Dataset, Updated February 2009. 3rd Annual International African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium Conference, Miami, Florida, November 11-13, 2010.

Cobran EK, Kendall K, Daniel MG, Nichols-English G, Clarke-Tasker V, Hodges G, Lee E, Wutoh AK. Feasibility of an ACASI Survey Methodology in the Assessment of Spirituality, HIV Knowledge, and Risk Behaviors in Older African Americans. New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, February 28, 2010.

 

 

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