Meet the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement Team

Director: Victoria Champion, PhD, RN

Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN — IU Distinguished ProfessorVictoria Champion, PhD, RN,  is one of the most revered and respected cancer researchers in the nation. She’s been on the faculty of IU School of Nursing since 1984, and joined IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center at its founding in 1992.

Dr. Champion’s work has been cited in more than 35,000 published papers (yes, that number is correct), earning her an h-index of 71. The Champion Health Belief Model Scale is now a standard tool for understanding breast cancer screening behaviors around the world. Her research has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 35 years.

You can read more about her impressive achievements at the links below. For now, we’ll just list a few of her awards and honors:

  • Namesake, Champion Center for Cancer Control Research, IU School of Nursing
  • Inductee, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Co-Founder, Indiana Cancer Consortium
  • Founder, Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Former Advisor, National Cancer Advisory Committee
  • Former Advisor, Centers for Disease Control Executive Committee for Breast & Cervical Cancer
  • Edward W. and Sarah Stam Cullipher Chair, IU School of Nursing

Meet Dr. ChampionPride of IU Profile

We need to win the cancer fights and manage the cancer losses.

Victoria Champion, PhD, RN — Associate Director Community Outreach and Population Science Research

Team Science: OCOE faculty leads

Jonathan Macy, PhD
Jonathan Macy, PhD
Community Outreach & Engagement Faculty Liaison
Sylk Sotto, PhD
Sylk Sotto, PhD
Health Equity Faculty Liaison

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