Skip to nav Skip to content
Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program

The Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP), initiated in 2009, is a national program designed to enhance capacity in the areas of disparities research; recruitment and career/professional development of underrepresented investigators, trainees, and students; communication and dissemination; and evaluation, as part of building region-based "hubs" for the support and efficient management of cancer health disparities (CHD) research, training, and outreach.

GMAP logo

Moffitt Cancer Center serves as the "hub" for Region 2 which spans Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Puerto Rico and includes a growing list of more than 375 investigators and trainees.

The regional GMaP hubs are unique in that each brings together CHD investigators, underrepresented trainees and students, community health educators, and community members to work together to:

  • Share information, resources and tools 
  • Enhance access to underrepresented investigators, trainees/students and foster career development linkages 
  • Strengthen region-based community education and outreach efforts that contribute to achieving GMaP goals 

For more information about GMaP Region 2 programs and activities, please visit our website or contact Z’Kera Sims, Regional Coordinating Director, GMaP Region 2, at or (813) 745–8726.