Director of Health Promotion
Andrea (Andi) is a public health practitioner from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Colorado School of Public Health. She joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2014 to develop a health education program that provides relevant and timely information to survivors, caregivers and families looking for reliable resources to guide them through a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Andi joins the team bringing nearly ten years experience in cancer prevention and survivorship, with a special concentration in colorectal cancer. As one of her biggest accomplishments, as the co-director of the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, she is a leader in patient navigation and established one of the largest screening patient navigation programs in the country. Colorectal cancer is personal to Andi, her mother was diagnosed with the disease in her early 40s.
Andi received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Regis Jesuit University in Denver, Colorado and is a student within the Colorado School of Public Health. In addition to her role at Fight Colorectal Cancer, she serves as research program director working in the dissemination and implementation of science with a focus on cancer survivorship. She is on the Steering Committee with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and Co-Chair of the Evidence-Based Education and Outreach Task Group and has served as a leader on the Colorado Cancer Coalition. Andi is a native of Colorado, from a farming and ranching community, and currently lives in Denver.
*This position is jointly supported by University of Colorado Cancer Center and Fight Colorectal Cancer
See below for publications that published Andi’s work:
Searching for maintenance in exercise interventions for cancer survivors
Journal of Cancer Survivorship
December 2014, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 697-706
Patient Navigation in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Adaptation of the chronic disease self-management program for cancer survivors: feasibility, acceptability, and lessons for implementation.
Journal of Cancer Education
2014 Dec;29(4):762-71. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0652-8.