Izumi Okado, PhD

Izumi Okado, PhD

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Associate Member, Population Sciences in the Pacific (Cancer Prevention in the Pacific), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Academic Appointment(s):
Assistant Professor (Assistant Researcher), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

PhD, Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Focus

Dr. Okado’s health services research interests include developing novel approaches to improving rural cancer care delivery, multilevel interventions to improve access to cancer clinical trials, and exploring ways to reduce cancer health disparities and improve the quality of life in cancer survivors.

Selected Publications

Okado I, Pagano I, Cassel K, Su'esu'e A, Rhee J, Berenberg J, Holcombe RF. (2022). Clinical Research Professional Providing Care Coordination Support: A Study of Hawaii Minority/Underserved NCORP Community Site Trial Participants. JCO oncology practice, OP2100655. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1200/OP.21.00655

Okado I, Holcombe RF. (2021). Patients care about cancer care delivery. Oncol Issues;36(1):52-56.

Okado I, Pagano I, Cassel K, Holcombe RF. (2021). Perceptions of Care Coordination in Cancer Patient-Family Caregiver Dyads. Support Care Cancer;29(5): 2645-2652.

Okado I, Cassel K, Pagano I, Holcombe RF.  (2020). Assessing patients’ perception of cancer care coordination in a community-based setting. J Oncol Pract;16(8):e726-e733.

Okado I, Cassel K, Pagano I, Holcombe RF. (2020). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Questionnaire to Measure Cancer Patients’ Perception of Care Coordination. BMC Health Serv Res;20:52.

Publication list via PubMed

Active Grants

Okado, PI
Hawaii Community Foundation Medical Research Program
"Improving time to treatment initiation for breast cancer patients in rural Hawaiʻi"

Okado, PI
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
K01 HS028730-01A1
"Development of an electronic tool to improve access to cancer clinical trials in rural areas"

Okado, Project PI; Holcombe, PI
The HOPE Foundation/SWOG Early Exploration & Development (SEED) Fund
"Patient-centered video education intervention to improve rural cancer care delivery"