Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB)
- Chaturvedi, Anil K., Ph.D.
Role of HPV in the etiology of head and neck cancers, natural history of head and neck cancer precursors, inflammation and cancer risk, role of inflammation in the etiology of lung cancer and other smoking-associated cancers.
- Goedert, James J., M.D.
Natural history of hepatitis C virus, and risk factors for liver and B-cell diseases, with hemophilia. Risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)-associated herpes virus infection and for classical KS.
- Hildesheim, Allan, Ph.D.
Exogenous, host, and immunologic factors involved in pathogenesis of DNA- related viruses, including HPV and EBV. Studies in cervical cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer.
- Koshiol, Jill, Ph.D
Role of immune response in carcinogenesis, with a focus on hepatobiliary and lymphoproliferative cancers.
- Kreimer, Aimée R., Ph.D
Epidemiology of human papillomaviruses (HPV) infection and resultant cancers at multiple anatomic sites, including the oropharynx, cervix, and anus.
- Mbulaiteye, Sam M., M.D.
Unraveling the role of infections, immunity, and genetic factors in the etiology of Burkitt lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. Both of these malignancies are endemic in Africa and their risk is substantially increased in the setting of HIV/AIDS.
- Rabkin, Charles S, M.D.
Molecular mechanisms of infection-related cancers, pharmacogenomics of iatrogenic malignancies.
- Safaeian, Mahboobeh, Ph.D.
Etiologic studies of cervical cancers, with a focus on the host immunology and genetics in the context of HPV infection and HPV vaccination. Epidemiological studies of the human colonic microbiome and its role in the etiology of colorectal cancer.