Irene Prabhu Das


Irene Prabhu Das is a Health Sciences Specialist in the Outcomes Research Branch of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program. She earned her PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina and her MPH in Epidemiology from UCLA. Dr. Prabhu Das' broad experience in cancer prevention and control includes four years of intervention research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, coordinating breast and cervical cancer research projects, and over 14 years of public health practice at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, as epidemiologist, surveillance and evaluation coordinator, and as Director for the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Her focus in South Carolina was building academic partnerships to integrate research in program management, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Dr. Prabhu Das joined the NCI in 2006 as a Public Health Advisor on the Dissemination and Diffusion Team, in the Office of the Director within DCCPS. Her work involved understanding cancer survivorship priorities at the state level, facilitating the dissemination, adoption and implementation of evidence-based interventions via the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T., and dissemination and implementation research. Currently, she is primarily involved with the evaluation of the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) pilot initiative. She is actively involved in branch initiatives examining multilevel cancer care as well as e-health applications in health systems in collaboration with the Behavioral Research Program.