Vivian Colón-López, Ph.D., MPH

Lead Investigator, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences & Associate Scientific Director – Office of Community Engagement, University of Puerto Rico Cancer Center


Complete list of publications:

Dr. Vivian Colón-López is a senior investigator at the Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC). During the last 15 years, she has been involved in several epidemiologic and community-based outreach research program in Puerto Rico, promoting evidence-based research in cancer prevention and community based participatory research. Her studies focus on HPV infection, HPV-related cancers, and vaccine hesitancy. She achieved the first R01 awarded to the UPR Cancer Center evaluating the implementation of School-entry mandatory policy of HPV vaccination among students in Puerto Rico. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the U54 MDACC/UPR Outreach Program, the Puerto Rico Community Engagement Alliance (PR-CEAL) and is the PI of the All of Us Research Program at the UPRCCC. She recently was awarded with the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 for the implementation of the Center for Center for the Promotion of Cancer Health Equity (COBRE/CePCHE).

(Updated Oct 18, 2023)