Dr. Durado Brooks' appointment in the Prevention and Early Detection Department, ACS Office of Cancer Control

Dr. Durado Brooks (Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy, 1998-1999) recently accepted the position of managing director, cancer control interventions in the Prevention and Early Detection Department within the ACS Office of Cancer Control. Dr. Brooks will have the lead responsibility for overseeing our cancer control interventions portfolio that includes our work in colorectal cancer, HPV cancer prevention, lung cancer screening, and skin cancer prevention. He also serves as the deputy editor of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Dr. Brooks will continue to work closely with division health system leaders in the development and implementation of cancer control interventions.  

Dr. Brooks is a physician and has been with the Society since 2000. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and the Wright State University School of Medicine; Dr. Brooks completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Wright State’s Affiliated Hospitals in Dayton, Ohio. He completed the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy in 1999 and holds a Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Brooks served as the Medical Director at Dr. Charles R. Drew Community Health Center in Dayton, Ohio, the Assistant Medical Director, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Division of Community Oriented Primary Care, and Medical Director, Bullitt-Flowers Health Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Brooks’ extensive experience in working with primary care systems is critical to our efforts to build effective partnerships with community health centers to reduce the burden of cancer, particularly in underserved communities.        

Dr. Brooks was recently honored with the 2015 Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel Award for National Leadership in cancer prevention and early detection.

October 28, 2015