Lina’s laboratory is overseen by our coordinators—Karent Zorogastua and Cristina Villagra.

Patient Navigators and Recruiters:
Our Patient Navigators and Recruiters work on various studies to help patients get their colonoscopies and navigate them through the process by scheduling the colonoscopy, walking them through the preparation procedures, answering any questions, and other logistical issues that may arise.

Outreach Team:
The Outreach Team is responsible for reaching out and engaging the community with our various education programs including the Witness Project® of Harlem and Esperanza y Vida®. Our Outreach Team works with Lay Health Advisors and Role Models, to provide breast, cervical and colorectal cancer education to men and women all over New York City.

Postdoctoral training:
Our Postdoctoral Fellows are involved in a wide array of research studies related to cancer prevention and control including health disparities, peer navigators, motivational interviewing, and skin protection behaviors. These Fellows bring their experiences and expertise from different disciplines to collaboratively answer complex research questions through an interdisciplinary approach.

Data and Administrative Team:
The datasets from the many studies we are involved in are managed by the Data and Administrative Team. The team is also responsible for the day-to-day administrative tasks to carry out our research and outreach projects.