Assistant Director, Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity (COEE)
Duke Cancer Institute
Angelo Moore, PhD, MSN, RN, NE-BC is the Assistant Director, Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity (COEE), Duke Cancer Institute, where he provides overall direction, coordination, and implementation DCI’s community impact-designed projects to reduce cancer outcomes disparities in the DCI community and across its Catchment Area. COEE goals are to: (1) Engage meaningfully, respectfully, and collaboratively with community partners, (2) Build strong, bi-directional partnerships between our community and DCI cancer researchers, and (3) Develop a multi-level, prospective data infrastructure to guide community-DCI partnerships. The mission is to reduce cancer disparities and improve population health in DCI catchment area for historically marginalized and medically underserved populations such as the African American, Latinx, Asian American, Native American, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, refugee, and rural communities.
Dr. Moore leads the Community-Facing Navigation program at Duke Cancer Institute. Duke Cancer Institute utilizes a longitudinal patient navigation multidisciplinary matrix model, which incorporates multiple patient navigation entities. Within this longitudinal patient navigation multidisciplinary matrix, COEE has Community-Facing Patient Navigators, which is unique. These Community-Facing Patient Navigators are employees of the health care system, operate in the community, and trained by the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. Some responsibilities include providing cancer education on prevention, early detection screening as well as navigating individuals needing cancer screenings, follow-up for abnormal screenings to diagnostic testing, and into treatment if diagnosed with cancer. The uniqueness of being within the health care system allows these Community-Facing Navigators get patients to and through the health care system to maximize continuum of care. He is a member of the National Navigation Roundtable Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Evidence Based Promising Practices Task Group and the Membership Committee.