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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.

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Georgia CORE announces the first annual Phillip H. Street Cancer Community Service Award and the 2023 Matt Mumber M.D. Award for Excellence in Cancer

After a months-long nomination and selection process, Georgia CORE is pleased to announce Tiah Tomlin-Harris the winner of the first award given in honor of the late Phillip Street. Together with CPNG, Georgia CORE also has awarded the 2023 Matt Mumber M.D. Award for Excellence in Cancer Patient Navigation to Emily Beard of Northside Hospital


Looking Across Disciplines to Share the Breadth of Innovation in Cancer Care

On July 25, 2023, The American Journal of Managed Care® brought its Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) series to Atlanta, Georgia, where nnovation was on the agenda.


DNA sequencing can lead to longer, better lives for cancer patients. But why do so few get it?

Guidelines now call for everyone diagnosed with advanced lung and colon cancer to get their tumor genetically sequenced, and increasingly, patients with earlier stage disease, as well.


Georgia CORE releases report from Disparities in Cancer Clinical Trials Summit

On Sept. 30, Georgia's cancer experts shared advice and experiences with oncology providers, patient navigators and research managers - all to provide new ways to diversify participation in clinical trials. In February 2023, Georgia CORE issued a report with a recap and actions steps. Download the report >>


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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.