Electra Paskett, Ph.D.


Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University
Member, OneFlorida Scientific Advisory Committee

Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., is the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University. She is the Division Director of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Associate Director for Population Sciences and Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University. She is also Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital. Dr. Paskett’s research is directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues specifically among underserved populations. Dr. Paskett successfully competed for an NCI-funded P50 to examine why rates of cervical cancer are high in Appalachia Ohio. She also has received funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2001. She continues to work with the Women’s Health Initiative. Dr. Paskett also has numerous awards such as the American Society of Preventive Oncology Distinguished Achievement Award, The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Jimmie Holland Award, the American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lecture Award and the AACR Team Science Award. In 2016, she became a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board.