Population Sciences

Program Leaders

Christine Ambrosone, PhD
Co-Leader
Population Sciences CCSG Program
Andrew Hyland, PhD
Co-Leader
Population Sciences CCSG Program

The overall goal of the Population Sciences Program is to decrease cancer morbidity and mortality through the identification of exposures and genetic factors that affect cancer risk and prognosis, and to develop primary, secondary and tertiary cancer prevention interventions. The Program seeks to translate basic and clinical science findings, applying them to human populations. Because underserved populations bear a disproportionate share of cancer morbidity and mortality, we also investigate sources of cancer health disparities; access to screening and care, and biologic, genetic and lifestyle factors, including diet, tobacco and other environmental exposures.

To address these goals, our research is focused on four themes, each with research that spans the cancer continuum from etiology to treatment outcomes. These include:

  1. Nutrition and Chemoprevention
  2. Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Risk and Prognosis
  3. Cancer Health Disparities
  4. Tobacco Epidemiology and Translation into Policy

Program Members

Maansi Bansal-Travers, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Elizabeth Bouchard, MA, PhD
Associate Director
Community Outreach and Engagement
Matthew Buas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Rikki Cannioto, PhD, EdD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Deborah Erwin, PhD
Director
Community Outreach and Engagement
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
Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Fangyi Gu, MD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Theresa Hahn, PhD
Director
TCT Data Management & FACT Quality Management
Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Community Outreach and Engagement
Megan Herr, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Chi-Chen Hong, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Kara Kelly, MD
Chair
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD
Director
Cancer Prevention & Detection Center, Employee Health Clinic, NYS Smokers Quit Line
Susan McCann, PhD, RD
Member and Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Richard O'Connor, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Tracey O'Connor, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Angela Omilian, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Amanda Quisenberry, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD
Director
Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Elisa Rodriguez, PhD, MS
Director
Community Engagement Resource
Nicolas Schlecht, PhD, MSc
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Dr. Christine Sheffer
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Health Behavior
Li Tang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Dr. Li Yan
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Song Yao, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Karen Yeary, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control

Contact

Gregory L. Ciupak, MPH
Administrator
Tel: 716-845-8863
Gregory.Ciupak@RoswellPark.org