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Cynthia Jumper

Cynthia Jumper, MD, MPH

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Co-Director
  • Associate Dean
  • Vice President of Health Policy
  • Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Professor
  • Joint Appointment
  • Tenure
Office Phone: 806-743-3107
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410


  • Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 2015-Present
  • Co-Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - MD/MPH, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2014-Present
  • Associate Dean, Health Services Management, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2014-Present
  • Vice President of Health Policy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2014-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Texas Tech University School of Law, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 2010-Present

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, 1994
  • Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1991
  • Internship: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center , 1989


  • MPH: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, 1996
  • MD: Texas Tech University HSC, 1988
  • BS: West Texas State Univeristy, 1984
  • BSN: West Texas State University, 1981

Selected Publications:

  • Chiriva-Internati, Maurizio & Mirandola, L & Yu, Y & Kim, M & Jenkins, M & Figueroa, Jose & Jumper, Cynthia & Alalawi, Raed (2014) Selective expression and immunogenicity of the cancer/testis antigens SP17, AKAP4 and PTTG1 in non-small cell lung carcinoma: new candidates for immunotherapy Chest.
  • Panikkath, Ragesh & Jumper, Cynthia & Mulkey, Zachary (2013) Multilobar lung infiltrates after exposure to dust storm: the haboob syndrome. American Journal of Medicine, 126, 5-7.
  • Lowe, Devin & Shearer, Michael & Aldrich, Joel & Winn, Richard & Jumper, Cynthia & C, Kennedy (2012) Role of the innate immune response and tumor immunity associated with simian virus 40 large tumor antigen J Virol, 84, 19, 10121-30.
  • Aldrich, J & Shearer, M & Lowe, D & Winn, Richard & Jumper, Cynthia & Kennedy, R & Bright, Robert August (2012) The role of Gamma Interferon in DNA caccine-induced tumor immunity targeting simian virus 40 large tumor antigen Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy.
  • Karakitsos, D & Papanikolaou, J & Karabinis, A & Alalawi, Raed & Wachtel, Mitchell & Jumper, Cynthia & Alexopoulos, D & Davlouros, D March (2012) Acute Effect of Sildenafil on Central Hemodynamics in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with WHO Group III Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure Necessitating Administration of Dobutamine International Journal of Cardiology.

Selected Presentations:

  • Chemokine receptors as novel targets of the oncogene Notch1 in acute lymphoblastic leukemia American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • Notch receptors promote human multiple myeloma cell growth in vitro and bone marrow invasion in vivo through the CXCR4/SDF1 axis American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • Selective expression of the Sp17/AKAP4/PTTG1 in NSCLC for detection and therapy American Society for Clinical Oncology, .
  • To Treat or Not to Treat: Discontinuing the Doctor-Patient Relationship TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX; April 2013.
  • Novel tumor markers in non-small cell lung cancer detected both in serology and tissue American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL; June 2012.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • Evaluation of oxidative responses using mouse model of eosinophilic bronchitis -
    Awarded by Methodist Hospital Foundation

    Research Related
  • Aging and Quality of Life in the Southwest: A Comprehensive Competency Based Program to Strengthen Physicians Training in Geriatrics -
    Awarded by Donald W. Reynolds Grant
    in the amount of $2,000,000.00

  • 3.Medical School Palliative Care Education Project. -
    Awarded by

  • 1. Implementation of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in Oncology and Primary Care Settings. 2010-
    Awarded by Cancer Prevention Research Inst TX
    in the amount of $289,500.00

  • The Differential Utility of Chewing Gum and Exercise as Adjuncts in Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Among Women and Men 2010-2015
    Awarded by TX Tech Univ HSC

Selected Awards:

  • Service Award, Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society, 2017.
  • LCME Accreditation Service Award , TTUHSC SOM, 2017.
  • Teaching Academy, TTUHSC SOM, 2013.
  • Best Doctor in America, 2013.
  • Distinguished Alumni, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2011.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • Early Clinical Experience II -
  • Foundations for Medical Practice -
  • Gross Anatomy -
  • JAMP-Joint Admissions Medical Preceptor, Summer Enrichment Program -
  • Master Clinical Teacher- Early Clinical Expierence I -

Selected Directed Student Learning:

  • Dissertation Committee Member 2009 - 2012
  • Dissertation Committee Member 2006 - 2010
  • Dissertation Committee Member 2000 - 2003
  • Dissertation Committee Member 1999 - 2002
  • Master's Thesis Committee Member 2001 - 2001
Date last updated: 6/28/2017
Research Interests

Lung Cancer, Education

Teaching Interests

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Lung Cancer, Internal Medicine and Ethics