for people ages 50-80 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at UC Irvine
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Gelareh Sadigh, MD (uci)



The Hispanic/Latinx community (hereafter Hispanic) is the country's second-largest racial/ethnic group, accounting for 19.1% of the total population. However, they remain one of the most underserved populations with suboptimal access to healthcare and screening services due to low income, lack of health insurance, perceived discrimination, language barriers, and limited health literacy. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related mortality with 1.8 million annual deaths worldwide, with Hispanic patients known to have lower survival rates compared with non-Hispanic whites. Lung cancer screening (LCS) with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) decreases this mortality rate of lung cancer by 20%. Yet many Latinx patients who are eligible for lung cancer screening are still falling through the cracks which prevents patients the ability to detect lung cancer early. This study will test and compare the effect of a multi-level intervention on ordering LDCT within 4 months after patient enrollment to those in an Enhanced Usual Care. Our proposed intervention includes:

  • Primary care provider notifications of patients' LCS eligibility;
  • Patients' education;
  • Patients' referral to financial navigation resources;
  • Patients' reminder to discuss LCS during primary care provider (PCP) visit.


Lung Cancer, Screening, Multi-level intervention, Lung Neoplasms, Brief Patient Education, Patient education, Referral to financial navigation resources, Empower Latinx


You can join if…

Open to people ages 50-80

  • Aged 50- 80 years of age.
  • Be able to speak English and Spanish
  • Must have a scheduled appointment with their Primary Care Providers within next one to three months.
  • The Scheduled PCP appointment is at any of the 4 University of California Irvine Health (UCI Health) primary care clinics in Orange County including two UCI federally qualified health centers
  • History of 20-pack year smoking history ( based on survey self-report)
  • Current smoker or a former smoker who has quit smoking within the last 15 years (based on survey self-report)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Prior history of lung cancer
  • Chest CT for any reason in the last 12 months based on self-report and UCI EMR
  • History of Alzheimer's disease or dementia


  • UCI Health Family Health Center - Anaheim accepting new patients
    Anaheim California 92801 United States
  • UCI Health SeniorHealth Center -Pavillion 4 accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • UCI Medical Center, Pavilion 3 accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • UCI Health Family Health Center - Santa Ana accepting new patients
    Santa Ana California 92701 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Gelareh Sadigh, MD (uci)
    Associate Professor In Residence, Radiological Sciences, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 107 research publications


accepting new patients
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University of California, Irvine
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