Guillermo Tortolero-Luna, MD, PhD

Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR.


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Dr. Tortolero-Luna has served as Director of the Division of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2012-Present. He is an epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience conducting cancer control research, much of which has focused on Hispanic populations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. He has experience conducting research in clinical and community settings and working with multidisciplinary teams. His research extends along the continuum of cancer control from cancer risk to survivorship. More recently, his research interest has focus on cancer care delivery research, cancer registry linkages to health insurance claims data to address the pattern, quality, cost, and outcomes of cancer care in the island. He is currently Multiple-PI of the Puerto Rico NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)-Cancer Care Delivery Research Component which addresses the patterns of care, cancer outcomes, and survivorship among the cancer population in Puerto Rico. In addition, he is the PI of the Cancer Control Coordinating Center which integrates the CDC’s Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: 1) the Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry (PRCCR); 2) the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (PRCCCP); 3) the Puerto Rico Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PRBCCEDP), and 4) the Puerto Rico Colorectal Cancer Control Program (PRCRCCP). As PI of the PRCCCP, he is responsible for coordinating and supporting the review and implementation of the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Among active research projects, he is an investigator of a study elucidating the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria on gynecologic oncology care in Puerto Rico (1R21CA239457-01).