Family & Community Medicine
Medical Director, Baltimore City Cancer Program
University Family Medicine, 29 S. Paca Street
Education and Training
- University of Michigan, B.A., English Literature, 1998
- Boston University School of Public Health, M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2000
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, M.D., 2005
- Family Medicine Residency, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2005-2008
- Chief Resident, 2007-2008
- Certificate of Clinical Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2016
Dr. Shana O. Ntiri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Medical Director for the Baltimore City Cancer Program of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, a community-based initiative focused on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer (https://www.umms.org/umgccc/cancer-services/cancer-care/baltimore-city-cancer-program). She divides her time between direct patient care, teaching, community-based cancer control efforts and research. Her research interests include health disparities, particularly in relation to cancer screening and the impact of community and primary care-based cancer screening initiatives upon health outcomes for urban, underserved patient populations. She serves as the Director of Baltimore City Community Outreach at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, a role that task her to collaborate with researchers on the development of research and programming that addresses cancer disparities and improves diversity and inclusion within cancer research.
Cancer control, early detection, cancer screening, primary care-based screening, screen-detectable cancers, cancer health disparities, minority health, community engagement
- Mishra, SI, DeForge, B, Barnet, B, Ntiri, SO, Grant, L: Social Determinants of Breast Cancer Screening in Urban Primary Care Practices: A Community-Engaged Formative Study. Women's Health Issues 2012; (22-5): e429-e428.
- Ntiri, SO. & Klyushnenkova, EN. & Bentzen, SM. Outcomes of a Community-based Breast Cancer Screening Program in Baltimore City. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 29 no. 3, 2018, pp. 898-913. PubMed PMID: PMID: 30122671.
- Williams AA, Ntiri SO. An online, self-directed curriculum of core research concepts and skills. MedEdPORTAL. 2018;14:10732. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10732.
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Degree of Fellow, 2014
- Maryland Academy of Family Physicians
- American Association for Cancer Research
- Golden Humanism Honor Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2013 UMSOM Faculty Inductee
- University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Senior Medical Adviser, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
- Associate Member, Population Science Program
- UMSOM, Program in Health Equity & Population Health
- Center for Health and Risk Communication, University of Maryland College Park
- 2012: Faculty Medical Student Teacher Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine
- 2013: Super Doctors, Rising Stars, Washington DC/Baltimore Area
- 2016: More than Pink Hero, Komen Maryland
- 2018: The Robin Prothro Passion for the Promise Award, Komen Maryland
Active Research Grants
NIH/NCI P30 CA134274 Cullen (PI) 8/4/2016–7/31/2021
UMGCCC Cancer Center Support Grant. The objective of this funding is to support the UMGCCC in its mission to undertake innovative basic and clinical research that will impact the understanding and treatment of cancer around the world and to provide state-of-the-art clinical care to cancer patients in Maryland and beyond. Role: Director, Baltimore City Community Outreach.
NIH/NCI 1R01CA219060-01 Nan (PI) 2/13/2018-1/31/2023
Framing HPV vaccination messages for African American parents. The objective of this research is to encourage African American parents to consider uptake of the HPV for their adolescent children in the primary care setting. Role: Co-Investigator.