Albert Farias, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. My research is devoted to helping eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in cancer outcomes by furthering the understanding of how the provision of medical care contributes to racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes. I have applied my academic training with a unique perspective as a first-generation college graduate to 1) explain the existence of racial/ethnic health disparities and 2) identify health inequities in cancer care. To carry out this research, I have applied advanced training in methodology and analytic approaches.
Asian Ethnic Subgroup Disparities in Delays of Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer.
JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022 Feb;6(1). doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkab089. Epub 2021 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 35047750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8763369.
Survivors' health competence mediates the association between wearable activity tracker use and self-rated health: HINTS analysis.
J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Jan 10;. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01112-9. Epub 2022 Jan 10. PubMed PMID: 35001258;
Temporal trends in self-reported general and mental health status among colorectal cancer patients: racial/ethnic disparities in a population-based analysis.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2022 May;37(5):1073-1085. doi: 10.1007/s00384-022-04139-1. Epub 2022 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 35415810;
Lung Cancer Mortality Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences with Care: a SEER-CAHPS Study.
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jun 29;. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01358-8. Epub 2022 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 35767217;
The Impact of Hispanic Ethnicity and Language on Communication Among Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors, Parents, and Medical Providers and Cancer-Related Follow-Up Care.
JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 May;18(5):e786-e796. doi: 10.1200/OP.22.00005. PubMed PMID: 35544657;
- Health Service Delivery in the U.S.
- Public Health Services Research Methods
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Foundations of Public Health
- Research Methods in Epidemiology