Cancer Screening Patient Navigator
Cristian Torres AS, CCMA (he/his) is a certified clinical medical assistant. Throughout his career, Cristian has focused on working with vulnerable populations, beginning in 2014 at Mattapan Community Health Center and later at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been the Cancer Screening Patient Navigator for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) since April 2022. In this role, he assists patients throughout the cancer screening process. This involves providing care coordination, offering health education and counseling, facilitating follow-up, and supporting patients to successfully complete routine screening for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer. Through consistent, compassionate work with patients in his current role, along with his bilingual and bicultural skill set and his previous experience as a medical assistant, Cristian has helped evolve and elevate the work of cancer screening navigation at BHCHP.
Areas of interest: Public health education, the importance of cancer screening and early detection, nursing, patient advocacy