David M. Latini, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
David Latini is a clinical psychologist focusing onand management for bladder and cancer survivors. His work has strong emphasis on improving access to cancer survivorship care for underserved groups, particularly persons with low health literacy and members of the LGBT community. In addition to his work in cancer survivorship, Dave works as a program evaluator for the VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations and Baylor College of Medicine on educational projects designed to increase interprofessional collaboration among medical, nursing, and other trainees in the VA system.
An important aspect of Dr. Latini’s work is the focus on understanding how to improve cancer outcomes for underserved groups, particularly people with low health literacy. He is currently funded to develop and evaluate amanagement patient education program for low literacy men treated for localized cancer. Building on his descriptive and intervention studies in cancer, Dr. Latini is now conducting the basic psychosocial research necessary to understand the patient education needs of nonmuscle patients. Later studies will modify his existing management education program for cancer patients to provide education for patients.
Dr. Latini’s work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, American Cancer Society, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Mt. Zion Health Fund, and the pharmaceutical industry.