Project Title/Research Interests: Cervical Cancer Prevention Among Ethnically Diverse and Low-Income Populations

Narissa Nonzee has a bachelor’s degree in molecular & cellular biology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MPA with a health policy concentration from Northwestern University. She has worked as a health educator and has extensive research experience, with two peer-reviewed research publications and five more co-authored publications. Ms. Nonzee served as the Research Project Manager for the Patient Navigation Research Program at Northwestern University for almost seven years, working to improve cancer screening follow-up among low-income, minority patients and developing a foundation in community-partnered participatory research. She also participated on the Clinical-Policy Outcomes Research Team (C-PORT) at Northwestern, a research group focusing on the interface between clinical medicine and policy. Ms. Nonzee’s research interests center on health disparities with a focus on Latino, urban, and immigrant populations. More specifically, she is interested in the comparative and cost-effectiveness of culturally- and linguistically-relevant interventions that use community health worker/promotora models to ameliorate inequities in health care access and outcomes. She is also interested in the organization, delivery, and anticipated transitions of primary care among the uninsured following expansion of Medicaid eligibility and access to community health centers.