Title/s:  Assistant Professor Public Health Sciences



Dr. Silva is an assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. She is also a research health scientist at the Hines VA Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare. Her research focuses on examining factors that impact the incidence, distribution, and control of cancer with the goal of informing policy and interventions that improve outcomes.

Selected Publications

Assessing racial/ethnic disparities in chemotherapy treatment among breast cancer patients in context of changing treatment guidelines. Silva, A; Rauscher, GH; Hoskins, K; Rao, R; Ferrans, CE Breast cancer research and treatment 2013 ;142(3)

Assessing the quality of race/ethnicity, tumor, and breast cancer treatment information in a non-SEER state registry. Silva, A; Rauscher, GH; Ferrans, CE; Hoskins, K; Rao, R Journal of registry management 2014 ;41(1)

Association of genetic ancestry with breast cancer in ethnically diverse women from Chicago. Al-Alem, U; Rauscher, G; Shah, E; Batai, K; Mahmoud, A; Beisner, E; Silva, A; Peterson, C; Kittles, R PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(11)

Race/ethnicity and disparities in mastectomy practice in the Breast Cancer Care in Chicago study. Dookeran, KA; Silva, A; Warnecke, RB; Rauscher, GH Annals of surgical oncology 2015 ;22(1)

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Time to a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Mediating Effects of Health Care Facility Factors. Molina, Y; Silva, A; Rauscher, GH Medical care 2015 ;53(10)

Prevalence of Hypogonadism in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Survivors. Agrawal, L; Arceo-Mendoza, RM; Barnosky, A; Bresler, L; Chiha, M; Silva, A; Wilczynski, C Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS 2016 ;33(Suppl 4)

Veterans Affairs Health System Enrollment and Health Care Utilization After the Affordable Care Act: Initial Insights Silva,A.; Tarlov,E.; French,D. D.; Huo,Z.; Martinez,R. N.; Stroupe,K. T. Military medicine 2016 ;181(5):469-475

Delivering Coordinated Cancer Care by Building Transactive Memory in a Team of Teams Henry,E.; Silva,A.; Tarlov,E.; Czerlanis,C.; Bernard,M.; Chauhan,C.; Schalk,D.; Stewart,G. Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016

A Mixed-Methods Study of Veterans Affairs Providers' Experiences Communicating With Patients About the Affordable Care Act Martinez R, Gordon E, Tully S, Silva A, Tarlov E, French DD, Huo Z, Stroupe KT MILITARY MEDICINE 2017 ;182(5):1715-1723

A Mixed-Methods Study of Veterans Affairs Providers' Experiences Communicating With Patients About the Affordable Care Act Martinez,R. N.; Gordon,E. J.; Tully,S.; Silva,A.; Tarlov,E.; French,D. D.; Huo,Z.; Smith,B. M.; Gordon,H. S.; Stroupe,K. T. Military medicine 2017 ;182(5):e1715-e1723

Racial disparity in survival from estrogen and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer: implications for reducing breast cancer mortality disparities Rauscher,G. H.; Silva,A.; Pauls,H.; Frasor,J.; Bonini,M. G.; Hoskins,K. Breast cancer research and treatment 2017

Health Insurance Coverage and Health Silva,A.; Markossian,T. The New England journal of medicine 2017 ;377(20):2000

Potential impact of the Affordable Care Act's preventive services provision on breast cancer stage: A preliminary assessment Silva,A.; Molina,Y.; Hunt,B.; Marossian,T.; Saiyed,N. Cancer epidemiology 2017 ;49:108-111

Epithelial ovarian cancer mortality among Hispanic women: Sub-ethnic disparities and survival trend across time: An analysis of SEER 1992-2013 Chen,C.; Markossian,T. W.; Silva,A.; Tarasenko,Y. N. Cancer epidemiology 2018 ;52:134-141

Neighborhood Walkability and BMI Change: A National Study of Veterans in Large Urban Areas. Tarlov, E; Silva, A; Wing, C; Slater, S; Matthews, SA; Jones, KK; Zenk, SN Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 2019 ;28(1)

Predictors of breast cancer mortality among white and black women in large United States cities: an ecologic study. Hunt, BR; Silva, A; Lock, D; Hurlbert, M Cancer causes & control : CCC 2019 ;30(2)

Did the Affordable Care Act Decrease Veteran Enrollment in the Veterans Health Administration? Silva, A; Tarlov, E; Gonzalez, B; Smith, BM; French, DD; Hogan, TP; Jordan, N; Huo, Z; Martinez, RN; Ippolito, D; Stroupe, KT Medical care 2020 ;58(8)

Barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccine uptake among US rural populations: a scoping review. Peterson, CE; Silva, A; Holt, HK; Balanean, A; Goben, AH; Dykens, JA Cancer causes & control : CCC 2020 ;31(9)