Cancer Patient Navigator

Larianna Varnado joined DCPCA in October 2020. As Cancer Patient Navigator, she works onsite at Unity Health Care's Parkside health center, helping patients receive colorectal cancer screenings. She is passionate about implementing quality improvement strategies in clinical settings and sharing best practices with the medical team and peers. Before DCPCA, she served two years as an AmeriCorps member at a Houston-area FQHC focused on HIV prevention and cancer screening. Larianna graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor degree in Chemistry in 2018 and will complete her Masters in Public Health degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas in the Spring of 2021.