Faculty - Cancer Prevention Ph.D. Track

Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS
Chair
Cancer Prevention
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Ovarian cancer etiology and prognosis, immunosuppression, novel immune markers.


Richard O'Connor, PhD
Director
Graduate Studies, Cancer Prevention
Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Research Interests:

Tobacco product regulation; tobacco harm reduction; development of unobtrusive and minimally invasive measures of tobacco exposure in humans.


Christine Ambrosone, PhD
Senior Vice President, Population Sciences
Chair, Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Molecular epidemiology of cancer risk; breast cancer in African-American women; cancer treatment outcomes.


AnneMarie Block, PhD
Laboratory Director
Cytogenetics Laboratory
Research Interests:

Chromosome abnormalities in B-cell lymphoproliferative; mitogenic stimulation of human B cells; fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).


Paul Bogner, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests:

Thoracic oncology, including the histological and molecular diagnosis, classification and staging of lung tumors, neoplastic and inflammatory dermatopathology.


Deborah Erwin, PhD
Director
Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research
Research Interests:

Development and testing of community-based interventions to address social determinants of inequities in cancer detection, treatment and access among minority and medically underserved populations.


Barbara Foster, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Research Interests:

Vitamin D analogs, selenium, dendritic cell vaccine, mechanisms of prostate cancer development.


Theresa Hahn, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Research Interests:

Clinical epidemiology, outcomes research, evidence-based medicine; blood and marrow transplantation; and infectious disease epidemiology.


Chi-Chen Hong, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

The role of lifestyle-related factors on hormonal exposures and immune function in breast cancer survivors, impact of type 2 diabetes on cancer prognosis, thermal dysregulation among breast cancer patients.


Jennifer Hydeman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Pathology and Prevention
Medical Psychologist
Department of Psychosocial Oncology
Research Interests:

Adjustment to breast cancer, survivorship, evaluation of the efficacy of palliative care treatment in alleviating physical and psychosocial symptoms.


Andrew Hyland, PhD
Chair
Department of Health Behavior
Research Interests:

Evaluating the impact of policies aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with the use of tobacco products.


Susan Leong, PhD
Emeritus Faculty
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests:

New drug development, clinical trials, medical ethics, continuing medical education and immunology.


Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD
Director
Cancer Prevention & Detection Center, Employee Health Clinic
Professor
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Cancer screening utilization and promotion; effect of Chernobyl-related radiation exposure on the risk of leukemia; smoking cessation.


James Marshall, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:

Selenium for chemoprevention, biomarkers to measure chemoprevention and molecular epidemiology.


Patricia Masso-Welch, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

The impact of lifestyle interventions during developmental time points of rapid mammary gland remodeling (e.g., during puberty, post-lactational involution) on breast cancer risk and progression.


Susan McCann, PhD, RD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Nutritional and molecular epidemiology including the impact of diet on cancers of the reproductive organs.


Philip McCarthy, MD
Professor of Oncology
Chief
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Department of Medicine
Research Interests:

Health effects of radiation exposure, modulation of graft versus host disease and of chemotherapy toxicity, blood and marrow stem cell isolation, immune modulation after transplantation.


Chukwumere Nwogu, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Professor of Surgery
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Research Interests:

Lung cancer lymph node metastasis, disparities in lung cancer care, cancer control in resource-limited environments.


Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Research Interests:

Early detection and chemoprevention of lung and head and neck cancers; Biomarkers of exposure and risk for aerodigestive cancer.


Laura Rusche, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo

Sheila Sait, PhD
Research Director
Cytogenetics Laboratory
Research Interests:

Double minute chromosomes (dms) and homogeneously staining regions (hsr) in leukemia and MDS.


Gary Smith, PhD
Co-Leader
Prostate Program
Distinguished Professor, Oncology
Department of Urologic Oncology
Research Interests:

Prevention and treatment of prostate cancer; prostatic stem cells, angiogenesis; racial differences in prostate cancer mortality.


Li Tang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Molecular epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology and dietary intervention, chemoprevention, cancer survivorship.


Maansi Bansal-Travers, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Research Interests:

Risk perceptions of tobacco and nicotine products; tobacco marketing, point-of-sale advertising, and counter marketing; tobacco packaging characteristics and health warning labels.


Mark Travers, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior and Aerosol Pollution Exposure Research Laboratory (APERL)
Research Interests:

Tobacco smoke pollution exposure; evaluation of smokefree air and other tobacco control policies; new and emerging tobacco products.


Paul Wallace, PhD
Director
Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Research Interests:

Flow cytometry, immunotherapy of cancer.


Yue Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Urology
Research Interests:

Cancer prevention, cancer therapy, biology of prostate cancer.


Song Yao, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Biological factors and related genetic variations in breast cancer etiology.


Yuesheng Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology and Member
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

Chemoprevention of bladder cancer, drug development in cancer prevention.

*Joint Appointment