Alicia Brooks
Project Director

Alicia is working as Project Director on a grant project that addresses cancer disparities in rural Latino and American Indian populations in Kansas through outreach, collaboration with community partners, education and various research projects and clinical trials. She has attended both KU and K-State. At K-State, Alicia worked as a teacher of Spanish language and culture and most recently worked conducting a community health needs assessment of the Latino population in Southwest Kansas.


Marina Carrizosa-Ramos
Research Assistant

Marina earned a BA in Psychology from Universidad Catolica Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Before joining Research Division, Marina worked for Project EAGLE Early Head Start, for 10 years. She implemented the benefits of the program to families and children, in a variety of settings. She published a paper in the AB Initio International, Notes from the Field (Summer 2008) from the Brazelton Institute, Children's Hospital, Harvard University, about her experience with the Brazelton Neonatal Developmental Scale and the impact in her practice as an Early Educator. She is currently recruiting study subjects for the Touch to Screen project. Marina loves working on programs related to community health education that benefit families and their children. Marina's cultural background and medical interpretation training are an asset for any program


Megan Eckles, MPH
Research Associate

Megan Eckles graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in Psychology. She completed her Masters of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Kansas Medical Center. While earning her MPH, Megan worked in the Research Division of Family Medicine as a Graduate Research Assistant and is currently a Research Associate. Megan's academic and research interests are in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She plans to pursue a doctorate in Public Health in the future.

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Amber Haq, MBA
Senior Coordinator

Amber Haq is the Senior Coordinator; she provides administrative and operational support to the Research Team. She received a Master's Degree in Business Administration and her BSBA in Marketing and Economics from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She manages all event planning for research division. She is responsible for coordinating and organizing all of division's administrative activities.

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Heraclio U. Perez
Research Assistant

Earned his Bachelor of Science with concentration in Business Administration and Spanish. He is currently recruiting patients from community clinics for Touch to Screen Program on Colon Cancer.

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Angela Watson, MBA
Project Manager

Angela Watson is Project Manager in the Research Division of Department of Family Medicine. She is a retired Navy Veteran who served twelve years in Naval Medicine in the fields of Aerospace Physiology and Shipboard Healthcare as an instructor and practitioner. She graduated in 2005 from Rockhurst University with a Master's in Business Administration focused in Health Care Leadership. Ms. Watson has served as an adjunct instructor at Rockhurst University teaching graduate courses in Policy and Politics of Health Care. Most recently she held the position of Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service, where she worked to pursue equitable resolution of employment and individual tax issues while ensuring compliance with the Federal Tax Code. Ms. Watson's interests lie in the fields of Public Health and International Affairs. Her future plans include pursuing a doctorate in Public Health.

Last modified: Feb 24, 2014