Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO

Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO

The Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO program helps prepare health professionals by equipping them with prevention, screening, and treatment tools to comprehensively address cancers and reduce disparities.

Participation is free and we welcome all members of the healthcare team including, physicians and physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case managers, and patient navigators; to name a few.

The Cancer ECHO meets online via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET.

For any questions, please reach out to Program Coordinators, Kaley Liang: or Caroline Kryder-Reid: 

Year 4 Upcoming Didactic Topics

Didactic topics are subject to change


Didactic Topic
06/06/2023Trauma Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Cancer
06/20/2023LGBTQ+ Cancer Considerations
07/04/2023Canceled for Independence Day
07/18/2023Tobacco Screening and Prevention
08/01/2023Cancer Survivorship
08/15/2023HCC Screening
09/05/2023Prostate Cancer
09/19/2023Peds Survivorship & Development of Secondary Malignancies
10/03/2023Breast Cancer: Overview & Prevention
10/17/2023Breast Cancer: Effects of COVID-19 & Moving Forward
11/7/2023Lung-Cancer Screening
11/21/2023Motivational Interviewing and Vaccine Hesitancy
12/05/2023Understanding the New Universal Recommendation for Hepatitis B Vaccination in Adults
12/19/2023HPV Vaccine Indication for Oropharyngeal Cancers
01/02/2024Canceled for New Years's
01/16/2024Cervical Cancer and Making Strong HPV Recommendations


Registered participants have access to our Canvas resource library.

DateDidactic Topics
02/07/2023An Overview of Indiana Cancer Epidemiology Data
02/21/2023Cancer Care in the Primary Care Setting
03/07/2023IU Multidisciplinary Oncology Vitality and Exercise (MOVE) Program
03/21/2023Colorectal Cancer Screening
04/04/2023Nutrition, Obesity, and Cancer
05/02/2023Melanoma + Skin
05/16/2023Alcohol and Cancer

Registered participants have access to our Canvas resource library.

DateDidactic Topics
01/18/2022HPV and Cervical Cancer
02/01/2022The Women's Hospital High-Risk Breast Program​
02/15/2022Improved Survival in Cancer but Continued Disparities: Planning the Future with Precision Medicine, but Assessing the Past through the Rear View Mirror
03/01/2022HPV Vaccination Rates
03/15/2022Patient-Centered Nutrition, Factoring Food Insecurity and Cultural Food Preferences into Quality Health Care
04/05/2022Breast Cancer Disparities Part II
04/19/2022Men's HPV Cancer
05/17/2022Cancer and Family Impact (Support Systems)
06/07/2022Cancer in the LGBTQ+ Community
06/21/2022"Oncology and Dermatology" by Syril Keena Que, MD, MPH
07/05/2022Post Traumatic Resilience
07/19/2022Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling
08/02/2022Indiana Public Health Campaign
08/16/2022Identifying Barriers to HPV Vaccination for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Childhood Cancer Survivors
09/06/2022Patient-Informed Decision Making
09/20/2022HPV Counseling
10/04/2022Breast Cancer


Hub Team

Ann Alley


Director of Community Health | Indiana Department of Health

Ann Alley is the Director of the Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health Division of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and for the past thirteen years has overseen state and federal programs that address diabetes, cardiovascular health, stroke, cancer, asthma, and behavioral health/primary care integration through a grantee network of 40 community health centers and 35 critical access hospitals that deliver care to rural and medically underserved Indiana residents.  

Ann has served on a variety of statewide committees—most recently those studying/funding the chronic care model, mental health/primary care integration, health professional workforce development, mobile integrated health care, and supported housing with health services attached.

Brent Anderson, BA


Cancer Educator | Indiana Department of Health

Brent Anderson attended DePauw University, Greencastle Indiana, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in June 1984.  He is currently a Practice Coach for the Indiana Department of Health facilitating Primary Care practice transformation and quality improvement by providing hands-on, on-site, technical assistance to State-funded Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, hospitals, and various other community partners across the State.  Prior to joining ISDH Brent worked as a State Director for a tutoring company implementing quality improvement with standardized testing.  Brent also has many years of experience working with health care provider teams in the pharmaceutical and biotech arena.  

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD, FACS


Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery | Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Ceppa is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (BS in Biology) and Duke University (School of Medicine).  Following General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at Duke University, she joined the faculty at IUSM.  She is a General Thoracic surgeon with a clinical focus on minimally invasive surgery and lung screening. 

Her research focus has been on patient outcomes and DEI in the discipline of CT Surgery.  Dr. Ceppa also serves as the Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery residency, an Associate Vice Chair of Professional Development and Diversity for the Department of Surgery, the Medical Director of the IUH Lung Screening Program, and the Deputy Chief of Surgery at the Roudebush VA Medical Center. 

Shadia I Jalal, MD


Program Lead | Thoracic Oncology Program at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Shadia Jalal MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and the Lawrence H. Einhorn Scholar in Oncology. She serves as the Program Lead for the Thoracic Oncology Program at IUSCC. She is an expert in esophageal and lung cancers. She serves on multiple national committees and has led the Veterans Administration’s clinical pathway development for lung and esophageal cancers. She has designed and served as the Principal Investigator for a number of thoracic oncology clinical trials. 

Mary Kelley, MS, RDN, CSO, LD


Clinical Dietitian Senior | Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Mary is a Registered Dietitian and a certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Her experience includes working with both pediatric and adult oncology patients at Rainbow Babie's and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, and most recently at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Mirian Ramirez, MLIS


Librarian • Ruth Lilly Medical Library | Indiana University School of Medicine

Mirian joined the team at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library as a Research Metrics Librarian, where she investigates and provides researcher support for analysis, use, and emerging applications of scholarly research impact metrics. For over ten years, she worked in library positions that involved business, economics, and social science information resources, including the Library of the Central Bank of Venezuela and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) and at the Library of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Santiago, Chile, where she was responsible for collection development and the library training program.

Mirian have served, since 2020 as a member of the Cancer ECHO team, she provides database demonstrations and tutorials and shared specialized information with caregivers and health professionals. 

Mary Robertson, MPH


Cancer Prevention & Screening Lead | IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mary Robertson is a graduate of Purdue University and received her master’s degree in Public Health from the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Previously, Mary served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC), Indiana’s statewide comprehensive cancer coalition. In this position, she convened diverse stakeholders to create meaningful change and reduce the cancer burden across the continuum of care. 

Before transitioning into the Director role, Mary was the Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Manager with the ICC. Over the past seven years, Mary has worked and volunteered for several Indiana nonprofits and has a passion for improving the health of all Hoosiers.   

Demarcus Sneed, MPH, CHES


Director | Indiana Cancer Consortium

Prior to coming to the ICC, Sneed worked as the Program Manager for the Office of Minority Health at the Indiana Department of Health, working with internal and external partners to accomplish the offices statewide minority health initiatives. Several years of experience in community health education and working with community coalitions from time at Purdue Extension as a Health and Human Sciences Educator.