Task Group Charge

To promote the awareness and engagement of health care professionals in the adoption of evidence-based initiatives that can increase lung cancer screening and tobacco treatment.


Thomas P. Houston, MD

Task Group Chair
Steering Committee Member
Adjunct Professor
The Ohio State University

Jan Eberth photo

Jan Eberth, PhD

Task Group Vice Chair
Professor and Chair
Drexel University

Task Group Members

Karen Arscott, DO, MS
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Vickie Beckler, MBA, RN

DuyKhanh (Mimi) P. Ceppa, MD, FACS
Indiana University School of Medicine

Angela Criswell, MA
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Heather Bittner Fagan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Thomas Jefferson University

Efrén Flores, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Michael Gieske, MD
St. Elizabeth Virtual Health Center

Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FACC, FSABI*
University of Michigan

Deborah Klein, MD
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Pamela Mercer
American Lung Association

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital

Betty Tong, MD, MHS, MS, FACS
Duke University Hospital

Celeste Worth, MCHES
LuCa National Training Network

(*) indicates Steering Committee member

Opportunities For Intervention/Influence:

  • Collaborate and engage with national/state primary care and medical specialty societies
  • Develop and promote peer-reviewed journal publications, narrative reviews, and presentations at national/state professional society meetings
  • Adapt NCCRT tools and resources to lung cancer screening and smoking cessation, and infrastructure engagement (i.e., the role of hospital systems, health plans, etc.)
  • Create CME materials for primary care physicians and specialists
  • Create a billing and reimbursement toolkit (CMS, Medicaid, private insurance) for lung cancer screening and shared decision-making