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EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS PROGRAM (EBP)

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

  • Abnet, Christian C., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Etiologic studies of esophageal and gastric cancers, with a focus on diet, environmental toxins, and the human microbiome.
  • Albanes, Demetrius, M.D.
    Nutritional and molecular determinants of prostate, lung, and other cancers. Focus on role of micronutrients, vitamin supplementation, and exposures related to energy balance and anthropometry.
  • Anderson, William F., M.D., M.P.H.
    Cancer surveillance research of breast and other sporadic cancers, supplementing standard descriptive epidemiology with novel biostatistical models and methods to better understand cancer subtypes, trends, and the effects of age-period-cohort events.

B

  • Beane Freeman, Laura, Ph.D.
    Cancer risks associated with occupational and environmental exposures, including formaldehyde, drinking water contaminants, and those found in agriculture.
  • Berndt, Sonja I., Pharm.D., Ph.D.
    Genetic epidemiology of cancer, particularly prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and colorectal neoplasia; genetic architecture of anthropometric traits; molecular biomarkers related to cancer.
  • Berrington de González, Amy, D.Phil.
    Risk of radiation-associated tumors after diagnostic and therapeutic medical radiation exposure. Etiology of breast and thyroid cancer.

C

  • 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.
  • Cook, Michael B., Ph.D.
    Molecular epidemiology of esophageal, prostate and testicular cancers. Elucidation of sex differences in cancer incidence.

E

F

  • Freedman, Neal D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Multidisciplinary studies of liver, esophageal, and gastric cancers; tobacco with cancer.
  • Friesen, Melissa, Ph.D.
    Development and validation of retrospective exposure assessment of occupational risk factors to minimize exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of cancer.

G

  • Gail, Mitchell H., M.D., Ph.D.
    Studies of breast and gastric cancer etiology and risk assessment. Statistical methods for observational and experimental studies, including design and analysis of genetic epidemiologic studies.
  • Gierach, Gretchen L., Ph.D.,
    Etiology of hormonally-related female cancers. Molecular epidemiology of mammographic density and breast cancer.
  • 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.
  • Graubard, Barry I., Ph.D.
    Use of national surveys and other types of population based-studies for conducting epidemiologic and risk factor surveillance studies related to the incidence of and mortality from cancer. Statistical methods for design and analysis of observational and randomized studies with complex sample designs.

H

  • 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.
  • Hofmann, Jonathan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Evaluating the role of agricultural exposures in the etiology of multiple myeloma and other cancers, understanding the biological mechanisms that influence the development and progression of multiple myeloma, and investigating the etiology of renal cell carcinoma
  • Hoover, Robert N., M.D., Sc.D.
    Hormonal carcinogenesis, environmental exposures, occupational exposures, studies of medicinal agents, gene-environment interactions.

K

  • Katki, Hormuzd A., Ph.D.
    Predicting cervical cancer risk. Estimating absolute risks from studies nested within cohorts. Efficient study designs for comparing diagnostic tests. Methodology for clinical genetics.
  • Kitahara, Cari Meinhold, Ph.D.
    Cancer risks associated with occupational exposure to low-dose radiation from emerging medical practices and procedures, and etiology of radiation-associated cancers, including potential effect modifiers
  • Koshiol, Jill, Ph.D
    Role of immune response in carcinogenesis, with a focus on hepatobiliary and lymphoproliferative cancers.
  • Koutros, Stella, Ph.D.
    Evaluation of occupational exposures as potential risk factors for cancer; exposure assessment and molecular studies within highly exposed populations to identify and clarify the biological mechanisms underlying chemical-induced carcinogenesis; and gene-environment interaction.
  • Kreimer, Aimée R., Ph.D
    Epidemiology of human papillomaviruses (HPV) infection and resultant cancers at multiple anatomic sites, including the oropharynx, cervix, and anus.

L

  • Lan, Qing, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Molecular epidemiology studies of indoor air pollution and lung cancer, molecular epidemiology studies of benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, and genetic susceptibility of non-hodgkin lymphoma
  • Lee, Choonsik, Ph.D.
    Organ radiation dose estimations for diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures using computer simulations of human anatomy and radiation-generating machines.
  • Linet, Martha S., M.D., M.P.H.
    Hematopoietic, lymphoproliferative, and other cancer risk in adults and children attributable to medical, environmental, and occupational exposures to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
  • Little, Mark, D.Phil.
    Low-dose radiation and cancer risk, high-dose radiation and cancer risk, modeling of radio-biological processes.
  • Lubin, Jay H., Ph.D.
    Studies of the carcinogenic effects of radon and other radiation exposures, the assessment of measurement error, and the evaluation of other etiologic factors, including gene-environment interaction.

M

  • Matthews, Charles, Ph.D.
    Etiologic studies of the role of physical activity and energy balance/obesity in cancer prevention and control, as well as the development of better methods for the assessment of active and sedentary behaviors in population-based research.
  • 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.
  • McGlynn, Katherine A., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Molecular epidemiology of primary liver cancer and testicular cancer.
  • Merino, Diana, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
    Second Cancers, Cancer Survivorship
  • Moore, Lee E., Ph.D.
    Use of molecular markers to measure the biological effects of carcinogens in human tissues. Molecular epidemiology of environmental arsenic exposure and of bladder and renal cell carcinoma.
  • Moore, Steven C., Ph.D.
    The role of physical activity and obesity in the development of cancer
  • Morton, Lindsay M., Ph.D.
    Etiology of lymphomas and leukemias. Etiology of second cancers, including treatment, genetic, and lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

O

P

  • Pfeiffer, Ruth M., Ph.D.
    Statistical methods for: genetic epidemiology, including power assessment of association studies, family data accounting for ascertainment , DNA pooling for joint genotype estimation, and lab data methods.
  • Purdue, Mark P, Ph.D.
    Molecular investigations into the etiologies of lymphoid malignancies and renal cell carcinoma; exposure to chlorinated solvents and cancer risk.

R

  • Rabkin, Charles S, M.D.
    Molecular mechanisms of infection-related cancers, pharmacogenomics of iatrogenic malignancies.
  • Rosenberg, Philip S., Ph.D.
    HIV/AIDS natural history. Viruses and cancer, including HCV, SV40, and KSHV. Meta-analysis in genetic epidemiology. Smoothing and nonparametric regression. Cancer susceptibility.
  • Rothman, Nathaniel, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.
    Molecular epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to occupational and environmental carcinogens.

S

  • Sampson, Joshua, Ph.D.
    Statistical methods for identifying biomarkers, such as genes, proteins, and metabolites, associated with cancer risk. Connecting risk factors with etiology of cancer. High dimensional data analysis.
  • Shi, Jianxin, Ph.D.
    Statistical genetics, with focus on copy number variantion analysis and pathway analysis; statistical analysis of microbiome; analysis of genetic variants related with P53 gene and pathway.
  • Shiels, Meredith, Ph.D.
    Cancer surveillance and data linkage studies; Cancer risk in HIV-infected people; tobacco and cancer
  • Silverman, Debra T., Sc.D., Sc.M.
    Environmental and host determinants of pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, and carcinogenicity of diesel exhaust.
  • Simon, Steven L., Ph.D.
    Radiation dosimetry and dose reconstruction methods; dose estimation for cohorts exposed to environmental, medical, or occupational radiation; health risks from radiation exposure, doses received from nuclear testing worldwide; radioactivity in man and the environment and quantitative estimation of transfer coefficients; uncertainty analysis of radiation exposure models.
  • Sinha, Rashmi, Ph.D.
    Interdisciplinary studies of diet, genetic susceptibility and cancer etiology. Developing approaches of exposure assessment using questionnaires and biochemical measures.
  • Stolzenberg-Solomon, Rachael, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
    Prospective studies of dietary and lifestyle factors, as well as nutritional and molecular biomarkers in relation to primarily gastrointestinal cancers, particularly pancreatic cancer.

T

  • Trabert, Britton, Ph.D.
    Dr. Trabert’s research interests concentrate on the role of exogenous and endogenous hormones in cancer, and the relationship between chronic inflammation and gynecologic cancers.

W

  • Ward, Mary H., Ph.D.
    Environmental exposures (drinking water contaminants and pesticides) and exposure assessment using Geographic Information Systems. Etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and gastric cancer.

Y

  • Yu, Kai, Ph.D.
    Statistical methods for genetic epidemiologic studies. Tree-based modeling for high dimensional data. Population genetics

Z

  • Zhu, Bin, Ph.D.
    Developing and applying novel statistical methods to increase understanding of biological mechanisms underlying complex diseases, and studying the pattern and determinants of disease in human populations.
  • Ziegler, Regina G., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Research on diet, nutrition, and cancer. The role of vegetables, fruits, and micronutrients in the etiology of cancer.