Durado Brooks, MD
Durado Brooks is the deputy CMO for the Screening Business Unit of Exact Sciences Corporation, a position he assumed in October 2020. In this role, he provides medical insights to product discovery and development; works across multidisciplinary teams within the organization to contribute to the design, conduct and reporting of innovative research; and serves as liaison for scientifically driven engagements. Dr. Brooks also works closely with Exact Sciences’ Health Equity Team on strategic outreach and collaboration designed to increase cancer screening and improve outcomes in vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Exact Sciences, Dr. Brooks spent 20 years with the American Cancer Society. During his tenure at ACS, he served in a variety of positions with steadily increasing areas of responsibility, culminating in the role of vice president of prevention and early detection. Dr. Brooks worked to increase access to high-quality prevention and screening and to decrease cancer-related inequities through the design, implementation and evaluation of cancer prevention and early detection programs at the national, state and local levels. A graduate of The Ohio State University and the Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Wright State’s Affiliated Hospitals in Dayton, Ohio, and a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He provided primary care and served as medical director for community health centers in Dayton and in the Community Oriented Primary Care Program at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. In 1999, Dr. Brooks was selected as a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy. While completing the fellowship, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also served as a senior health policy intern in the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Brooks was a 2015 recipient of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel Award for National Leadership in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection.