About Terminate Lung Cancer


The Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) project is dedicated to reducing lung cancer deaths in Kentucky, a state with the highest lung cancer death rates in the US, through responsible and sensitive messages about screening. The TLC project is made possible through a grant from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Appalachian Translation Research Network/Center for Clinical Translational Science and partners throughout Kentucky. 

The TLC Team includes:

Dr. Roberto Cardarelli (Principal Investigator), Professor & Chief, University of Kentucky College of Medicine/ Department of Family & Community Medicine / Division of Community Medicine 

David Reese, MA, MPH, FRSPH (Co-Principal Investigator), Research Director, Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium

Cathy Hardin, TLC Program Assistant

Dr. Anthony Weaver, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Jamie Studts, Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science

Dr. Fran Feltner, Director, University of Kentucky, UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health

Dr. Gretchen Holmes, Director of Research, University of Kentucky, UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health

Dr. Kathryn Cardarelli, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Debra Armstrong, MSW, MPA, Director, Kentucky Cancer Program, Community Programs Division

Dr. Jennifer Redmond, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health / Division of Health Management and Policy, Kentucky Cancer Consortium

Dr. Dana Shaffer, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Karen Roper, Senior Research Manager, University of Kentucky College of Medicine/ Department of Family & Community Medicine

William Mace Baker, RN, HomePlace Staff

Janet Kegley, HomePlace Staff

Shirley Prater, HomePlace Community Health Worker

Michelle Ledford, HomePlace Community Health Worker

Barbara Justice, HomePlace Community Health Worker

Patsy Wagner, TLC Advisory Board Member

Rick Davis, TLC Advisory Board Member

Christine Cantrell, TLC Advisory Board Member

Brenda Riggsby, TLC Advisory Board Member

Mary Gail Thompson, TLC Advisory Board Member

Marsha Bruner, TLC Advisory Board Member