Research Faculty and Staff

Research Faculty

Navkiran K. Shokar, M.D.
Navkiran K. Shokar, M.D., M.P.H.

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

Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., MPH
Jennifer Molokwu, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Research Staff

Rebekah Salaiz, M.S.
Rebekah Salaiz, M.S.

Senior Research Associate

Maria Chaparro, MPH
Maria Chaparro, M.P.H.

Research Associate
ACCION Project coordinator

Adam Alomari, MPH
Adam Alomari, M.P.H.

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

Place Holder
Laura Gutierrez, B.S.

Analyst II