Prevention Advisory Committee

The Prevention Advisory Committee (PAC) advises the Oversight Committee on important issues surrounding cancer prevention and control. The members of the PAC, appointed by the Oversight Committee, share their advice on opportunities to increase CPRIT’s impact on cancer prevention and control in Texas.


Navkiran K Shokar, MA, MD, MPH, Chair
Professor, Family and Community Medicine & Molecular and Translational Medicine
Vice Chair for Research, Family and Community Medicine
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, Center of Emphasis for Cancer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Keith Argenbright, MD
Director, Moncrief Cancer Institute
Professor, Simmons Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Community Health Sciences
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Roxana L. Cruz, MD , FACP
Director of Medical & Clinical Affairs
Texas Association of Community Health Centers

David Lakey, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
The University of Texas System

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, MACP
Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Dean for Veterans Affairs
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine
Alkek Chair of Medical Genetics
Executive Director, Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Associate Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Services, The Texas A&M University System

Suncerria Tillis, MBA
Senior Director, State & Primary Care Systems
American Cancer Society, Inc. | South Region