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Principal Investigators

Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB)

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  • Abubakar, Mustapha, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dr. Abubakar’s integrative research program in computational pathoepidemiology is focused on advancing scientific understanding into the role of tissue ecosystem disruption in the etiology, natural history, tumor heterogeneity, and clinical outcomes of screening-detectable cancers.


  • Dutta, Diptavo, Ph.D.
    Dr. Diptavo Dutta directs a comprehensive research program that integrates genetic and omics data to understand the contribution of ancestry and genetic factors to the etiology and manifestation of cancer.


  • Figueroa, Jonine D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Leader in breast cancer epidemiology, investigating risk factors associated with breast cancer incidence and mortality in diverse populations.


  • Gierach, Gretchen L., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Etiology of hormonally-related female cancers. Molecular mechanisms underlying breast carcinogenesis. Molecular epidemiology of mammographic density and breast cancer.


  • Koutros, Stella, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    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. Specific exposures include organophosphate insecticides, agricultural pesticides, acrylonitrile, diesel exhaust.


  • Landi, Maria T., M.D., Ph.D.
    Association and linkage approaches in genetic epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma, genetic factors of lung cancer and smoking, health consequences of dioxin exposure.


  • Machiela, Mitchell, Sc.D., M.P.H.
    Elucidating the role of germline genetic variation and somatic clonal mosaicism on the risk of developing pediatric and common adult cancers


  • Yang, Rose, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Etiology and molecular heterogeneity of breast cancer, in addition to the genetics of chordoma and familial cutaneous malignant melanoma/dysplastic nevi syndrome.