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Marquita Iddirisu

Marquita Iddirisu, MPH

Clinical Trials Navigator

Marquita Iddirisu, MPH

Marquita Iddirisu

Clinical Trials Navigator

Marquita Iddirisu is Georgia CORE’s first Clinical Trials Navigator. In this capacity, she manages the Georgia CORE Clinical Trials Database and serves as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Patient Navigator on the PROMISE Registry study for genetic testing for prostate cancer patients. Like many of her CORE co-workers, Marquita likes to travel and spend time with her family when she’s away from work.

Previously, Marquita worked in a variety of settings, including government, non-profit organizations, and academia. Most recently, she was the Comprehensive Cancer Program Director for the Georgia Department of Health, where she collaborated with various partners across the state to include health equity goals and objectives in the State Cancer Plan. While living in the nation’s capital, Marquita was a Preventive Health Quality Improvement Specialist at the DC Primary Care Association, managing the cancer screening portfolio and supporting federally qualified health centers with one-to-one technical assistance on cancer screenings. She also facilitated a quarterly District-wide Patient Navigator for Cancer Peer Group to share best practices while discussing solutions for addressing systems-level challenges. 

Marquita received her Master’s degree in Public Health from George Washington University with a focus in Health Promotion and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Spelman College.

Marquita can be reached at middirisu@georgiacore.org.

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.