Population Sciences

Program Leaders

Christine Ambrosone, PhD
Andrew Hyland, PhD


Gregory L. Ciupak, MPH
Tel: 716-845-8863

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; and 4) Tobacco Epidemiology and Translation into Policy.


Program Members

Christine Ambrosone, PhD

Maansi Bansal-Travers, PhD, MS

Elizabeth Gage Bouchard, PhD

Matthew Buas, PhD

Rikki Cannioto, PhD, EdD, MS

Deborah Erwin, PhD

Kathryn Glaser, MA, PhD

Zhihong Gong, PhD

Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD

Fangyi Gu, MD, ScD

Theresa Hahn, PhD

Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW

Chi-Chen Hong, PhD

Andrew Hyland, PhD

Kara Kelly, MD

Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD

Susan McCann, PhD, RD

Richard O'Connor, PhD

Tracey O'Connor, MD

Andrew Ray, PT, PhD

Mary Reid, PhD

Elisa Rodriguez, PhD, MS

Nicolas Schlecht, PhD MSc

Christine Sheffer, PhD

Li Tang, PhD

Mark Travers, PhD, MS

Binnian Wei, PhD

Song Yao, PhD

Amanda Quisenberry, PhD