Research Faculty and Staff

Research Faculty

Navkiran K. Shokar, M.D.

Navkiran K. Shokar, M.D., MPH

Vice Chair for Research
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director Cancer Prevention and Control
Cancer Center of Emphasis.

Theresa L. Byrd, R.N., Ph.D.

Theresa L. Byrd, R.N., Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Adjunct Professor

Eribeth Peñaranda, M.D.

Eribeth Peñaranda, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., MPH

Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Research Staff

Rebekah Salaiz, M.S.

Rebekah Salaiz, M.S.

Senior Research Associate

Silvia Flores, Ph.D.

Silvia Flores, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Maria Chaparro, MPH

Maria Chaparro, MPH

Research Associate
ACCION Project coordinator

Adam Alomari, MPH

Adam Alomari, MPH

Research Associate

Brenda Quintanar

Brenda Quintanar

Senior Outreach Worker

Marisela Cottrell, M.A.

Marisela Cottrell, M.A.

Senior Outreach Worker

Promatoras

 ACCION Promotoras

The Promotoras (Community Health Workers) work at different sites, such as community clinics, churches, health fairs, adult learning centers, and food pantries to provide education and enroll eligible participants into various cancer prevention programs to receive free screenings. Each promotora has received community health worker accreditation through various institutions, including EPCC, UTEP, and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Mark Medrano

Mark Medrano

Specialist IV

Eunise Morales

Eunise Morales

Specialist IV

Place Holder

Laura Gutierrez, B.S.

Analyst II