John “Juan” Luque holds the rank of AssoLuqueJohn-PubHealthciate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Associate Member of Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was formerly a tenured Associate Professor in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. He received his postdoctoral training in Behavioral Oncology in the Department of Health Outcomes & Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Luque received graduate-level training in applied anthropology and cultural anthropology from Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in medical anthropology, epidemiology, and social marketing from the University of South Florida.

His current research focus is to develop community-based interventions to impact cancer disparities in high risk, medically underserved, or racial/ethnic minority populations. His past research pursuits have included examining maternal health care seeking behavior in the Ecuadorian Andes, occupational safety practices among Florida migrant citrus harvesters, marketing cervical cancer screening outreach clinics in the Peruvian Andes, biobanking beliefs and perceptions, and knowledge and beliefs around cancer screening and prevention in medically underserved populations. Overall, he has had over 80 abstracts accepted at professional meetings and conferences both nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He received the Award for Excellence in Research from Georgia Southern in 2013-14.

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