Keck School Faculty

Albert Farias
Albert Farias
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. My research is devoted to helping eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in cancer outcomes by furthering the understanding of how the provision of medical care contributes to racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes. I have applied my academic training with a unique perspective as a first-generation college graduate to 1) explain the existence of racial/ethnic health disparities and 2) identify health inequities in cancer care. To carry out this research, I have applied advanced training in methodology and analytic approaches.

American Pancreatic Association (APA): Young Investigator Scholar, 2019

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Minority Faculty Scholar in Cancer Control Research, 2019

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: Health Disparities Research Scholar, 2016

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): Health Disparities Research Scholar, 2016

Exploring the role of social support and adjuvant endocrine therapy use among breast cancer survivors Support Care Cancer. 2020 Jan; 28(1):271-278. . View in PubMed

Racial/ethnic differences in patient experiences with health care in association with earlier stage at breast cancer diagnosis: findings from the SEER-CAHPS data Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Dec 03. . View in PubMed

Disparities in the surgical management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer: how far have we come? J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S596-S611.. View in PubMed

Racial differences in long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence and mortality among Medicaid-insured breast cancer patients in Texas: Findings from TCR-Medicaid linked data BMC Cancer. 2018 Dec 04; 18(1):1214. . View in PubMed

Racial and geographic disparities in adherence and discontinuation to adjuvant endocrine therapy in Texas Medicaid-insured patients with breast cancer Med Oncol. 2018 Jun 20; 35(7):113. . View in PubMed

The Association Between Out-of-Pocket Costs and Adherence to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 07; 41(7):708-715. . View in PubMed

Association of physicians perceived barriers with human papillomavirus vaccination initiation Prev Med. 2017 Dec; 105:219-225. . View in PubMed

Hospitalizations, outcomes, and management costs of febrile neutropenia in patients from a managed care population Support Care Cancer. 2017 09; 25(9):2787-2795. . View in PubMed

Racial Differences in Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Use and Discontinuation in Association with Mortality among Medicare Breast Cancer Patients by Receptor Status Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 08; 26(8):1266-1275. . View in PubMed

Exploring the role of physician communication about adjuvant endocrine therapy among breast cancer patients on active treatment: a qualitative analysis Support Care Cancer. 2017 01; 25(1):75-83. . View in PubMed

Association Between Out-Of-Pocket Costs, Race/Ethnicity, and Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Adherence Among Medicare Patients With Breast Cancer J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan; 35(1):86-95. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated with Adherence to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Privately Insured and Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Quantile Regression Analysis J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Aug; 22(8):969-78. . View in PubMed

Ethnic differences in initiation and timing of adjuvant endocrine therapy among older women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer enrolled in Medicare Part D Med Oncol. 2016 Feb; 33(2):19. . View in PubMed

m-RECIST at 1 month and Child A are survival predictors after percutaneous ethanol injection of hepatocellular carcinoma Ann Hepatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 13(6):796-802. . View in PubMed

Epidemiology of HCC in Brazil: incidence and risk factors in a ten-year cohort Ann Hepatol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):386-93. . View in PubMed

Measuring the impact of outreach and enrollment strategies for public health insurance in California Health Serv Res. 2011 Feb; 46(1 Pt 2):319-35. . View in PubMed

Changes in uncompensated pediatric ambulatory care visits for uninsured children among safety net providers after implementing a health insurance program for children of low-income families J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Jul-Aug; 15(4):E1-6. . View in PubMed

More on 'healthy kids' Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):298-9. . View in PubMed

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