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.
Surgical decision-making in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer is influenced by more than just guidelines.
JTCVS Open. 2022 Sep;11:286-299. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2022.04.035. Epub 2022 Apr 28. PubMed PMID: 36172417; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9510805.
Barriers and facilitators of Hispanic/Latino parents caregiving for a childhood cancer survivor: a qualitative study.
Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Nov 17;:1-10. doi: 10.1007/s10552-022-01651-1. Epub 2022 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 36394697; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9669534.
Racial/ethnic disparities in patient experiences with care and Gleason score at diagnosis of prostate cancer: a SEER-CAHPS study.
Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Apr;33(4):601-612. doi: 10.1007/s10552-022-01552-3. Epub 2022 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 35032242;
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;
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;
- Health Service Delivery in the U.S.
- Public Health Services Research Methods
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Foundations of Public Health
- Research Methods in Epidemiology