Gloria D. Coronado, PhD

Senior Investigator
Mitch Greenlick Endowed Scientist for Health Disparities
Gloria Coronado

Dr. Gloria Coronado is an epidemiologist who conducts research on health disparities related to cancer prevention among underserved populations. She designs and evaluates clinic-based interventions to improve participation in cancer prevention screening and diagnostic follow-up among patients at Latino-serving community health clinics.

In her diverse portfolio of research, Dr. Coronado has examined Latino parents’ acceptance of the HPV vaccine for girls, evaluated strategies for reducing pesticide exposure for children of farm workers, and developed innovative, culturally tailored programs for reducing diabetes and cancer risks among Latinos in a rural setting. She has collaborated broadly with Latino-serving community-based organizations both locally and nationally.

Dr. Coronado came to the Center for Health Research from the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she led a training program that prepared diverse undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students to conduct cancer research. The program provides mentored research and professional development workshops to accelerate students’ readiness to attend graduate programs in biomedical sciences.

Dr. Coronado received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington and became a research associate professor in the university’s Department of Epidemiology. She also received training at Stanford University. In 2009, she participated in the National Hispana Leadership Institute, an executive leadership training program.


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Recent Publications

Coronado GD, Burdick T, Petrik A, Kapka T, Retecki S, Green B. Using an Automated Data-driven, EHR-Embedded Program for Mailing FIT kits: Lessons from the STOP CRC Pilot Study. J Gen Pract (Los Angel). 2014 Jan 5;2. pii: 1000141.   Full text
Coronado GD, Petrik AF, Bartelmann SE, Coyner LA, Coury J. "Health Policy to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Improving Access and Aligning Federal and State Incentives". ACRP Clinical Researcher. 2015 Feb  
Coronado GD, Schneider J, Sanchez JJ, Petrik AF, Green B. Reasons for non-response to a direct-mailed FIT kit program: Lessons learned from a pragmatic colorectal-cancer screening study in a Federally Sponsored Health Center. Translations Behavioral Medicine 2015 Mar;5(1):60-7.PMCID: PMC4332898   Full text
Larson EB, Tachibana C, Thompson E, Coronado GD, DeBar L, Dember LM, Honda S, Huang SS, Jarvik JG, Nelson C, Septimus E, Simon G, Johnson KE. Trials without tribulations: Minimizing the burden of pragmatic research on healthcare systems. Healthcare 2015 July. [Epub 2015 July]  
Molina Y, Ornelas IJ, Doty SL, Bishop S, Beresford SAA, Coronado G. Family/friend recommendations and mammography intentions: The roles of perceived subjective norms and social support. Health Education Research. 2015 Epub; doi:10.1093/her/cyv040  
Coronado GD, Burdick T, Petrik A, Kapka T, Retecki S, Green B. Using an Automated Data-driven, EHR-Embedded Program for Mailing FIT kits: Lessons from the STOP CRC Pilot Study. J Gen Pract (Los Angel). 2014 Jan 5;2. PMC4233714   Full text
Coronado GD, Gutierrez JM, Jhingan E, Angulo A, Jimenez R. Patient and clinical perspectives on changes to mammography screening guidelines. Breast J. 2014 Jan-Feb;20(1):105-6. [Epub 2013 Nov 22] PMCID: PMC3962824 [Available on 2015/1/1]   Full text
Coronado GD, Jimenez R, Martinez-Gutierrez J, McLerran D, Ornelas I, Patrick D, Gutierrez R, Bishop S, Beresford, SAA. Multi-level Intervention to Increase Participation in Mammogram Screening: ¡Fortaleza Latina! Study Design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):350-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.008. Epub 2014 Jun 18.   PubMed abstract
Coronado GD, Petrik AF, Spofford M, Talbot J, Do HH, Taylor VM. Clinical perspectives on colorectal cancer screening at Latino-serving federally qualified health centers. Health Education Behaviors 2015 Feb;42(1):26-31. [Epub 2014 Jun 20]   PubMed abstract
Coronado GD, Sanchez J, Petrick A, Kapka T, DeVoe J, Green B. Advantages of wordless instructions on how to complete a Fecal Immunochemical Test: Lessons from patient advisory council members of a Federally Qualified Health Center. Journal of Cancer Education 2014 Mar;29(1):86-90. PMCID: PMC3946071   Full text

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