Meet the MPI's

The objectives
of iCCaRE

is to fight prostate cancer in the Black community all over the world

Dr. Ernie Kaninjing


Dr. Kaninjing, a behavioral scientist with prostate cancer and health disparity research expertise. He is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Georgia College & State University with over eight years’ experience in community engaged research in underserved communities. His research examines the impact of immigration on prostate cancer outcomes among sub-Saharan African immigrants in the United States. Additionally, his research looks at “within group” differences in prostate cancer outcomes among Black men. He has received funding for his work from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation among others.

iCCaRE Pilot Projects

Pilot Project 1

will develop a Virtual Robot Assistant (ViRA) for Black men newly diagnosed        

Pilot Project 2

Will assess the impact of patient-centered home cancer care                                          

Pilot Project 3

Will develop ViRA to improve quality of life in Black prostate cancer survivors

Pilot Project 4

Will assess and address social determinants of health needs of sub-Saharan African immigrant prostate cancer survivors  

Pilot Project 5

Will explore how biological factors contribute to poor mental health of prostate cancer survivors