Program Members


Irwin, Melinda Liggett

  • Office:(203) 785-6392

Zhu, Yong

  • Office:(203) 785-4844


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 and management; Implementation science; Cardiovascular disease and quality of care; Hospice care

  • 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

Davidoff, Amy Joan

Research Interests:Medicare Part D; Affordable Care Act; Medicaid expansions; health insurance enrollment; cancer surivors; prescription medications; outcomes research

  • Office:(203) 785-7475

Deziel, Nicole Cardello

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

Dubrow, Robert

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

  • Office:(203) 785-2853

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

  • Office:(203) 785-2822

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

  • Office:(203) 764-7207
  • Lab:(203) 764-5834

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

Killelea, Brigid

Research Interests:Breast conservation therapy; Mastectomy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy; Axillary lymph node dissection; Breast MRI

  • Appt:(203) 200-2328

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) 200-1518
    • Appt:(203) 200-2328

    Leder, Steven B.

    Research Interests:Speech and swallowing abilities of patients with head and neck cancer; Tracheotomy; Ventilator dependency; Dysphagia diagnostics and rehabilitation

    • Office:(203) 737-4647
    • Appt:(203) 785-5430

    Lin, Haiqun

    Research Interests:Statistical methods for time-varying biological responses

    • Office:(203) 785-4707

    Lu, Lingeng

    Research Interests:Cancer etiology; Cancer diagnostic and prognostic markers; Personalized therapy

    • Office:(203) 737-6812

    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

    • Office:(203) 785-3880

    Marks, Asher Michael

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

    • Appt:(203) 785-4640

    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; Qualitative research

    • Office:(203) 785-7834

    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

    • Office:(203) 432-2550

    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

      • Office:(203) 785-6232

      Sheth, Sangini S

      Research Interests:Reproductive health access and outcomes; HIV; HPV vaccine; Management and treatment of HPV-related disease; Contraception utilization; Maternal morbidity and mortality; Adolescents;

      • Appt:(203) 688-5555

      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

      Wang, Shiyi

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

      • Office:(203) 785-2886

      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

      • Office:(808) 421-9375
      • Lab:(203) 785-7062

      Zhang, Yawei

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

      • Office:(203) 785-6210

      Zheng, Tongzhang

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

      • Office:(203) 785-2882