American Cancer Society
As Director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancers at the American Cancer Society's national office, Dr. Brooks is involved in the development and implementation of strategies to impact the behavior of the public and health care providers around the prevention and early detection of these deadly diseases. Dr. Brooks has spent much of his career working to improve care for medically underserved populations, both as a direct provider of care and in a variety of administrative roles. He began his career as the medical director of a community health center in Dayton, Ohio and spent 10 years as an assistant medical director in the Community Oriented Primary Care Program at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX. His experience in these settings allowed him to develop expertise in a number of areas, including: disease prevention and health promotion; disparities in disease treatment and outcomes; cultural competency of health care providers and systems; HIV/AIDS treatment and policy; and the impact of managed care on vulnerable populations. Dr. Brooks received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in 1982. He trained in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals. He completed the CFHU Fellowship and received an M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health in 1999. He also served a one-year Senior Health Policy Internship in the Dallas Regional Office of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Publications Bernard Levin, MD, Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Robert A. Smith, PhD, Amy Stone, M.Co. "Emerging Technologies in Screening for Colorectal Cancer: CT Colognography, Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Tests, and Stool Screening Using Molecular Marker." CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Volume 53, Number 1, January/February 2003. Smith R, Brooks D, von Eschenbach A, Wender R, et al. "American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer: Update of Early Detection Guidelines for Prostate, Colorectal, and Endometrial Cancers." CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. January/February 2001.