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Our Researchers

Here at the ae3888 (ae3888), the world’s best and brightest researchers relentlessly pursue the answers that help us understand how to prevent, detect, and treat all cancer types. And that critical research, combined with our effective community-based anti-cancer initiatives, allows us to put those answers into action.?

Research Leadership

Bill Dahut

William Dahut, MD

Chief Scientific Officer
Discovery Science

ae3888 Center for Diversity in Cancer Research Training

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Elvan Daniels, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President
Center for Diversity in Cancer Research

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Chanda Felton, MPH

Program Manager
Diversity in Cancer Research Program

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Danielle "Dani" Morrow, PhD, MPH

Program Manager
Diversity in Cancer Research Program

ae3888 Research Teams

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Robert A. Smith, PhD

Senior Vice President
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Deana M. Baptiste, PhD, MPH

Senior Director
Guideline Development

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Karli Kondo, PhD, MA

Director
Evidence Synthesis

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Jessica Griffin, MS

Evidence Synthesis Manager
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Rita Shiau, MPH

Evidence Synthesis Manager
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Rose Relevo, MLIS, MSMI

Senior Information Scientist
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Julia Haskin, MA

Project Manager
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Christina Annunziata, MD, PhD

Senior Vice President
Extramural Discovery Science

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Joanne Elena, PhD, MPH

Scientific Director
Clinical and Cancer Control Research

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Sabrina Times, PhD, MPH

Research Program Manager
Clinical and Cancer Control Research

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Douglas R. Hurst, PhD

Scientific Director
Biochemistry and Immunology of Cancer

Nicole Lopanik, PhD

Research Program Manager
Biochemistry and Immunology of Cancer

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Lynne Elmore, PhD

Senior Scientific Director
Cell Biology and Preclinical Cancer Research

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Rachel Commander, PhD

Research Program Manager
Cell Biology and Preclinical Cancer Research Program

Kim Clarke, PhD

Director
Research Special Programs & Projects

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Devon Weaver, MA

Research Program Manager
Research Special Programs & Projects

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Alpa V. Patel, PhD

Senior Vice President
Population Science

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Peter J. Briggs, MPH

Senior Director
Study Management

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Anusila Deka, MPH

Senior Scientist
Study Management

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Olivia Dunlap, BS

Assistant Scientist
Study Management

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Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Study Management

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Den Adinah E, BA, CTR

Associate Scientist II
Study Management

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Jillian Nelson, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Study Management

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Jeshondria McCrary, BS

Associate Scientist II
Study Management

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Ashley Yeager, BS

Assistant Scientist
Study Management

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Daniela Dudas, MPH

Senior Director
Study Management

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Jayson L Crump, BS

Technical Project Leader
OCRI - Study Management

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Elizabeth G. Kirkland, MPH

Scientist
Study Management

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Tayanna S. Smith, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Study Management

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Melissa H. Rittase, MPH

Scientist
Study Management

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Aileen Artus, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Study Management

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Maria Moore, BS

Assistant Scientist
Study Management

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Tiffany Patterson, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Study Management

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Emanuela Mesesan, BS

Assistant Scientist
Study Management

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Bijion Cooke, BS

Assistant Scientist
Study Management

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Becky Hodge, MSPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Study Management

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Cari Lichtman, MPH, MS

Senior Director
Biospecimen Management

Sadaf Bhai, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Biospecimen Management

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Elizabeth Bain, MPH

Senior Scientist
Biospecimen Management

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Jasmine Southivongnorath, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Biospecimen Management

Holly Vins, MPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Biospecimen Management

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Darcy Millard, BS

Associate Scientist II
Biospecimen Management

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Eunice Larbi, MPH

Community-based Research Engagement Manager
Population Science

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Lauren R. Teras, PhD

Senior Scientific Director
Epidemiology Research

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Anita Peoples, PhD, MPH

Senior Principal Scientist
Cancer Survivorship & Epidemiology Research

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W. Ryan Diver, MSPH

Director
Data Analysis

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Adriana Lori, PhD

Senior Associate Scientist
Prevention Studies

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Emily Deubler, MSPH

Scientist
Data Analysis

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Olivia Anike, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Data Analysis

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Christina C. Newton, MSPH

Scientist
Data Analysis

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Sicha Chantaprasopsuk , MPH

Associate Scientist II
Data Analysis

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Ellen L. Mitchell, MPH

Associate Scientist
Data Analysis

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Kierstin Faw, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Data Analysis

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James Hodge, JD, MPH

Scientist
Data Analysis

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Matthew Masters, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Data Analysis

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Mariah Landry, BSN, MSPH

Associate Scientist I
Data Analysis

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Ananya Reddy, MPH

Associate Scientist I
Data Analysis

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Clara Bodelon, PhD, MS

Senior Principal Scientist
Survivorship Research

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Erika Rees-Punia, PhD, MPH

Senior Principal Scientist
Epidemiology and Behavioral Research

Amber C. Grant, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Epidemiology Research

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Scott Whalen, BS

Assistant Scientist
Behavioral and Epidemiology Research

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Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH

Visiting Scientific Director
Population Science

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Marjorie McCullough, ScD, RD

Senior Scientific Director
Epidemiology Research

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J. Lee Westmaas, PhD

Scientific Director
Behavioral Research

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Ying Wang, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist
Epidemiology Research

Valeria Elahy, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, & Survivorship

Charlie Zhong, PhD, MPH

Charlie Zhong, PhD, MPH

Principal Scientist
Epidemiology and Behavioral Research

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Caroline Um, PhD, MPH, RD

Principal Scientist
Epidemiology Research

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Maddison Hall, MPH

Program Manager
Population Science

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Mahera Sohail, BS

Project Manager
Population Science

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Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD

Senior Vice President
Surveillance & Health Equity Science

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Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH

Senior Scientific Director
Cancer Surveillance Research

Nikita Sandeep Wagle, PhD, MBBS, MHA

Principal Scientist
Cancer Surveillance Research

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Angela Giaquinto, MSPH

Associate Scientist II
Cancer Surveillance Research

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Tyler Kratzer, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Cancer Surveillance Research

Hyuna Sung, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist
Cancer Surveillance Research

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Chenxi Jiang, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Surveillance & Health Equity Science

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Elizabeth Schafer, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Surveillance & Health Equity Science

Priti Bandi, PhD

Scientific Director
Risk Factors & Screening Research

Adair Minihan, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Cancer Risk Factors & Screening Surveillance Research

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Jessica Star, MA, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Cancer Risk Factors & Screening Surveillance Research

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Farhad Islami Gomeshtapeh, MD, PhD

Senior Scientific Director
Cancer Disparity Research

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Dongjun Lee, MS

Associate Scientist II
Cancer Disparity Research

Daniel Wiese, PhD

Senior Scientist
Cancer Disparity Research

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Jordan Baeker Bispo, PhD, MPH

Principal Scientist
Cancer Disparity Research

Hyunjung Lee, PhD

Principal Scientist
Cancer Disparity Research

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Parichoy Pal Choudhury, PhD

Principal Scientist
Biostatistics

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Emily C. Marlow, PhD, MS

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cancer Disparity Research

Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA

Scientific Vice President
Health Services Research

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Xuesong Han, PhD

Scientific Director
Health Services Research

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Leticia Nogueira, PhD, MPH

Scientific Director
Health Services Research

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Zhiyuan (Jason) Zheng, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist
Health Services Research

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Qinjin Fan, PhD

Senior Scientist
Health Services Research

Jingxuan Zhao, MPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Health Services Research

Rand Sakka, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Health Services Research

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Kewei (Sylvia) Shi, MPH

Associate Scientist II
Health Services Research

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Nova Yang, MSPH

Associate Scientist
Health Services Research

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Margaret Katana, PhD, MPH, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow
Health Services Research

Nigar Nargis, PhD

Senior Scientific Director
Tobacco Control Research

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Tyler Nighbor, PhD

Principal Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

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Minal Patel, PhD, MPH

Senior Principal Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

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Samuel Asare, PhD

Principal Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

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Zheng (Ashley) Xue, MSPH

Senior Associate Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

Shanshan Wang, MPH

Associate Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

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Eva Orr, MPH

Associate Scientist
Tobacco Control Research

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Breanna McKinnon, MHA, MBA

Program Manager
Surveillance & Health Equity Science