During #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek, we would like to highlight MSIH Alumna Dr. Jordann Loehr (’10).
Dr. Loehr is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, WA, a healthcare center on the Yakama Indian Reservation. She is also the Women’s Health Medical Director for Remote Area Medical Guyana, managing a wide-reaching cervical cancer screening and prevention program.
During her time as a Fulbright Scholar (2017-2018) at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, she navigated through barriers to implementing cervical cancer screening and prevention in Gondar and the Simien mountain region.
Each year, more than 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer (CDC). Knowing the risk factors, as well as early detection, are key to reducing mortality rates.