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

    Cartmel, Brenda

    Research Interests: Nutrition; Cancer prevention; Cancer survivorship

      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