Faculty - Cancer Prevention PhD 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).


Elizabeth Bouchard, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

Matthew Buas, PhD
Assistant Member
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

The molecular/genetic epidemiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA), and the development of novel approaches for cancer risk assessment, early diagnosis, and prevention.


Rikki Cannioto, PhD, EdD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

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.


Kathryn Glaser, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

Zhihong Gong, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests:

The role of genetic/epigenetic, nutritional, and other lifestyle factors in the etiology and outcomes of several types of cancers.


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.


Megan Herr, PhD
Assistant Member
Department of Medicine

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.


James Marshall, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:

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


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.


Elisa Rodriguez, PhD, MS
Assistant Member
Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research and Center for Personalized Medicine
Research Interests:

Social determinants and behavioral factors that influence racial/ethnic minority health status and health outcomes related to chronic disease conditions, as well as cancer prevention and control efforts among medically underserved populations.


Nicolas Schlecht, PhD, MSc
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

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.


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.


Karen Yeary, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control