COPH researchers report on cancer disparities in Florida hospitals

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USF College of Public Health student researchers Dr. Jemal Gishe, Angella Hanciles and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Minority Use of a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Non-specialty Hospitals in Two Florida Regions.”  The study is in the January issue of Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.


Jemal Gishe, PhD, MSc, BSc

Jemal Gishe, PhD, MSc, BSc

Dr. Jemal Gishe is a biostatistician at Momentum Research Inc. in Durham, N.C.  Prior to his appointment, he was an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University.  Gishe earned a BSc and MSc from Addis Ababa University and a Diploma from International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste in Italy.  The two-time Bull received a PhD in mathematics from the University of South Florida and is ABD in biostatistics.  He writes scholarly articles in pure mathematics and biostatistics and collaborates in the area of public health and clinical trials.


Angella Hanciles MBchB, MPH, CPH

Angella Hanciles, MBChB, MPH, CPH

Angella Hanciles is a dual MPH graduate in epidemiology and global health practice.  Her interests include health disparity, cancer epidemiology and community-based research.

Gishe and Hanciles published this research under the mentorship of Dr. Dawood Sultan, a former assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. COPH alumna Dr. Meg M. Comins is a contributing author.


The abstract is posted online.