Program Members




Adelson, Kerin Bess

Research Interests: She is focused on the field of cancer quality and the impact the changing economic and technological environment will have on the practice of cancer medicine.

  • Appt: (203) 200-2328

Bernstein, Steven L.

Research Interests: Smoking cessation; Healthcare access; Information technology; Disparities

  • Office: (203) 737-3574

Bradley, Elizabeth H.

Research Interests: Global health; Implementation science; Hospice care; Cardiovascular disease and quality of care; Management research

  • Office: (203) 499-7351

Cartmel, Brenda

Research Interests: Nutrition; Cancer prevention; Cancer survivorship

  • Office: (203) 764-9083

Chagpar, Anees B.

  • Appt: (203) 200-2328

Claus, Elizabeth Brooks

Research Interests: Meningioma; Genome-wide association study; DCIS; Low-grade glioma; Risk prediction; Genetic epidemiology; CNS breast metastases; Intra-operative MRI; LCIS; Acoustic neuroma, Radiation-associated meningioma, stereotatic radiotherapy

  • Office: (203) 785-6415
  • Appt: (617) 732-6858

Deziel, Nicole Cardello

  • Office: (203) 785-6062
  • Lab: (203) 764-5986

Dubrow, Robert

Research Interests: Glioma; Glioblastoma; HIV-related malignancies; Immunosuppression and cancer

    Ferrucci, Leah McArthur

    Research Interests: Skin cancer; indoor tanning; modifiable cancer risk factors; cancer survivorship; colorectal cancer, nutritional epidemiology

    • Office: (203) 764-9088

    Gould Rothberg, Bonnie Elyssa

    Research Interests: Molecular cancer epidemiology; Cancer prognosis; Melanoma - skin cancer; Lung cancer; Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNETs); Tuberous Sclerosis Complex; Next-generation sequencing; Somatic tumor mutations; Germline genetic variation; Immunohistochemistry-based biomarkers; Biospecimens and biobanking; Lifestyle choices associated with cancer outcome.

    • Office: (203) 737-6313
    • Lab: (203) 737-3407
    • Appt: (203) 789-4044

    Gross, Cary P

    Research Interests: Cancer policy; Health policy; Comparative effectiveness; Cancer outcomes; Research ethics and integrity

    • Office: (203) 737-7624
    • Lab: (203) 737-7624
    • Appt: (203) 688-2471

    Holford, Theodore R

    Research Interests: Development and application of statistical methods in health research; Methodology for the analysis of spatial and temporal trends in disease

      Jones, Beth A.

      Research Interests: Cancer; Health disparities; Breast cancer; Mammography screening; African american; Black; Hispanic/latino; Breast density; Neighborhood; Racism; Obesity; Communication; GST-polymorphisms; P53; Survival

        Kadan-Lottick, Nina

        Research Interests: Late outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer with an emphasis on neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes; Second malignancies; Osteoporosis

        • Office: (203) 785-4640
        • Appt: (203) 785-4081

        Kapo, Jennifer M.

        • Office: (203) 737-4353
        • Appt: (203) 200-4363

        Kim, Anthony W

        • Appt: (203) 200-5864

        Knobf, Tish

        Research Interests: Interventions to enhance health outcomes for women diagnosed and surviving cancer.

          Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra

          Research Interests: Substance use; Alcohol; Tobacco; Marijuana; Adolescent; Developmental; Prevention; Cessation; Biobehavioral

          • Office: (203) 974-7595

          Kwei, Stephanie Lynn

          Research Interests: Breast reconstruction

          • Office: (203) 785-2286
          • Appt: (203) 785-2286

          Lannin, Donald R

          Research Interests: Breast disease and cancer; Clinical trial for the study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR trial)

          • Office: (203) 200-2328
          • Appt: (203) 200-2328

          Lin, Haiqun

          Research Interests: Statistical methods for time-varying biological responses

            Ma, Shuangge Steven

            Research Interests: Bioinformatics; Survival analysis; Semiparametric methods; Cancer study; Mental disorders; Health economics

            • Office: (203) 785-3119

            Ma, Xiaomei

            Research Interests: Cancer etiology, cancer outcomes research, epidemiological methods

              Marks, Asher Michael

              Research Interests: Adolescent Oncology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Long Term Effects

              • Appt: (203) 785-4640

              Mayne, Susan T

              Research Interests: Nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases; Nutrition and cancer prevention and survivorship; Cancer epidemiology and genetics

                McCorkle, Ruth

                • Office: (203) 737-4137

                McKee, Sherry

                Research Interests: Behavioral pharmacology; Gender differences; Medication development; Medication screening; Alcohol; Tobacco;

                • Office: (203) 737-3529
                • Appt: (203) 974-5730

                Mougalian, Sarah

                Research Interests: Comparative effectiveness and outcomes in patients with breast cancer.

                • Appt: (203) 200-2328

                Niccolai, Linda M.

                Research Interests: Sexually transmitted infections; Human papillomavirus vaccine; HIV; Epidemiologic methods

                  Nunez-Smith, Marcella

                  Research Interests: Healthcare workforce diversity; Cancer disparities; Patient assessment of healthcare experiences; Healthcare system strengthening to address chronic disease in low and middle resource settings; Discrimination in health care systems; Role of race in professional experiences

                  • Office: (203) 785-6454
                  • Appt: (203) 688-2471

                  O'Malley, Stephanie Samples

                  Research Interests: Medications development for alcoholism and smoking; Risk reduction and young adult drinking; tobacco regulatory science; treatment methodology; patient treatment matching; biomarkers of treatment response

                  • Office: (203) 974-7590

                  Puchalski, Jonathan Thomas

                  • Office: (203) 737-5699
                  • Appt: (203) 688-5864

                  Ratner, Elena

                  Research Interests: Ovarian cancer; Cancer genetics; Cancer prophylaxis; Micro RNA; Sexuality

                  • Office: (203) 785-6301
                  • Appt: (203) 200-4176

                  Risch, Harvey A

                  Research Interests: Cancer etiology and prevention; Epidemiologic methods; Pancreatic cancer; Ovarian cancer; Gastric cancer; Esophageal cancer; Expert work-product

                  • Office: (203) 785-2848

                  Salovey, Peter

                  Research Interests: Health Communication; Health Behavior; Human Emotion

                    Sanft, Tara

                    Research Interests: Delivery of treatment summaries and survivorship care plans; Symptom management; Interventions that optimize health and longevity in the cancer survivor

                    • Appt: (203) 200-2328

                    Sells, Dave

                    Research Interests: Therapeutic Relationships; Disease Survivorship; Experiential Depth; Empathy; Mixed Methodology

                      Shebl, Fatma M.

                      Research Interests: HCV response to treatment; Natural history of HCV infection; Immune response; Infection-related cancer; Cancer epidemiology; Cancer immunology; Inflammation; Research methodology

                        Silber, Andrea Lynn Maria

                        • Appt: (203) 867-5425

                        Sofuoglu, Mehmet

                        Research Interests: Tobacco addiction; Cocaine addiction; Clinical trials; Human laboratory studies

                        • Office: (203) 937-4809

                        Toll, Benjamin A.

                        Research Interests: Smoking cessation clinical trials; Quitline studies; Smoking cessation with cancer patients; Secondary analyses of clinical trial data; Analyses of mediators and moderators of treatment; Assessment, methods, and psychometrics

                        • Office: (203) 974-5767
                        • Appt: (203) 688-1378

                        Wang, Shiyi

                        Research Interests: Cost-effectiveness analysis; Comparative effectiveness analysis; Meta-analysis; Outcomes research; Simulation modeling

                          Weinberger, Andrea Hope

                          Research Interests: Nicotine dependence; Smoking cessation; Smoking relapse; Withdrawal; Gender differences; Co-morbidity; Expectancies; Treatment Development

                          • Office: (203) 974-7598

                          Yu, Herbert

                          Research Interests: Gene-environment interaction in cancer development and progression; Energy balance and mitogenic growth factors in cancer; Lifestyle's impact on epigenetic regulation in relation to cancer risk and prognosis; Molecular markers for cancer detection, prognosis and treatment

                            Zhang, Yawei

                            Research Interests: Cancer epidemiology; Etiology; Survivorship; Adverse birth outcomes

                            • Office: (203) 785-6210

                            Zheng, Tongzhang

                            Research Interests: Environmental exposures, gene polymorphisms, gene-environment interaction and human health; Cancer epidemiology and etiology