Staff List

The following is the staff list for the EGRP. To jump to the list for a specific branch, click on the branch acronym in the bulleted list below:

OR, You may click on the table headers to sort the staff by the individual columns.

Branch Name/Title Contact Info Interest Areas
OAD Office of the Associate Director    
OAD Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director (Acting) and Knowledge Management Unit Lead (Acting)
Epidemiologic methods in research, policy, and practice; Human genome epidemiology; Public health genomics; Multidisciplinary translation research; Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics
OAD Anderson, Linda, M.P.A.
Contractor, Communications Consultant
OAD Babkirk, Audrey, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
New media for health communication, reproductive health, behavioral economics, social entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, and global health
OAD Beard, Dacia, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Health communication, program evaluation, implementation and dissemination sciences, health disparities, community-based participatory research, project management
OAD Burgio, Michael R., Ph.D.
Contractor, Consortia Coordinator, Cancer Family Registry
OAD Carter, Daniel
Contractor, Management Analyst
OAD Chang, Christine, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Cancer epidemiology, modifiable risk factors and health-related behaviors, communicating health information to the lay public, use of GIS in public health
OAD DeRycke, Eric, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Genomic epidemiology of cancer
OAD Harvey, Chinonye (Nonye), M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
Global health, health disparities research, role of lifestyle and the environment and early life exposures in cancer and cancer-related outcomes
OAD Kaefer, Christine M., M.B.A., R.D.
Communications Coordinator
Translating scientific findings for diverse audiences, communicating complex health risk information
OAD Kaminski, Brett, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
OAD Lam, Tram K., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Knowledge Integration Team
Using the tools of Knowledge Integration to canvas the interdisciplinary field of cancer epidemiology and advance research by synthesizing prior knowledge, incorporating new information, identifying gaps, and translating findings. Investigating how environmental factors influence or interact with genomic factors, and how these affect cancers and cancer outcomes.
OAD Rogers, Scott D., M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
Genetic susceptibility to cancer
OAD Schully, Sheri D., Ph.D.
Knowledge Integration Team Lead
Using the tools of Knowledge Integration to uncover what is known or unknown about cancer epidemiology, translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies to improve population health and the use of biospecimens in research
OAD Seminara, Daniela, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist and Scientific Consortia Coordinator
Genomic epidemiology of cancer, including gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; Application of genomic epidemiology to public health, disease prevention, and therapy; Cross-disciplinary knowledge synthesis in cancer and other complex diseases; Familial cancer registries; Collaborative research through interdisciplinary cancer consortia, including data sharing policies
OAD Tabron, Felicia
Program Specialist
OAD Thompson, Marta
Program Specialist
CTEB Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch    
CTEB Freedman, Andrew N., Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Developing, applying, and evaluating prediction models for cancer risk and prognosis; developing benefit/risk indices for pharmaceuticals used to prevent and treat cancer; and identifying clinical, epidemiologic, and pharmacogenomic factors related to cancer treatment outcomes
CTEB Cook, Allison
Extramural Support Specialist
Cancer and the Environment, Global Health, Risk Communication about Environmental Public Health, Long-term Effects of Exposure to Radiation and Toxins, Food Security, Urban Public Health Systems
CTEB Filipski, Kelly K., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Pharmacogenomic factors related to cancer treatment outcomes and toxicity
CTEB Ishibe Simonds, Naoko, Sc.D.
Program Director
Genetic and translational epidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, pharmacogenetics
CTEB Shelburne, Nonniekaye F., C.R.N.P., M.S., A.O.C.N.
Program Director
Benefit-risk prediction models for clinical oncology practice related to cancer treatment outcomes and toxicity
CTEB Watters Elena, Joanne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Dietary and lifestyle risk factors related to cancer progression, recurrence, and survival outcomes
CTEB Zhou, Yingjun (Grace), M.S.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, prediction models for cancer risks and treatment outcomes
HSFB Host Susceptibility Factors Branch    
HSFB Gillanders, Elizabeth M., Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Genetic epidemiology of cancer
HSFB Buccini, Laura D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Bioethicist, Contractor
Public health and research ethics, specifically the intersection between genetic/genomic research with issues surrounding informed consent, informed decision making, access, and sharing of data
HSFB Carrick, Danielle Mercatante, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Program Director
Immunology, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases associated with cancer risk; pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenomics in relation to cancer risk; biospecimen research; translational medicine
HSFB Green, Tiffany, M.H.S., M.P.H.
Contractor, Program Analyst
Ethical and social issues surrounding advances in the genetic epidemiology of cancer and infectious diseases
HSFB Hutter, Carolyn M., Ph.D.
Program Director
Genetic epidemiology, statistical methods, and post-GWAS research
HSFB Lepage, Pascale, Ph.D.
Contractor, Public Health Advisor
Molecular biology of lung cancer
HSFB Martin, Damali N., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Health disparities research, specifically for breast and prostate cancer and whether tumor biology contributes to differences in survival between African-American and Caucasian breast and prostate cancer patients
HSFB Mechanic, Leah E., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, biospecimen science, molecular epidemiology of lung cancer, hematological malignancies, and endometrial cancer
HSFB Mette, Eliza
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Global and domestic health disparities research and the role of social and behavioral factors associated with cancer risk
HSFB Nelson, Stefanie A., Ph.D.
Program Director
Genetic differences affecting cancer risk and response to treatment, understanding the function of cancer risk variants, and interactions between the germline and somatic cancer genomes
HSFB Tingle, Sharna, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Health policy, bioethics, and public health genetics
HSFB Zanetti, Krista A., Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Program Director
Molecular epidemiology of lung and colon cancer, genome-wide association studies, use of emerging technologies in epidemiology studies, biological determinants of health disparities associated with cancer
MTB Methods and Technologies Branch    
MTB Verma, Mukesh, Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Biomarkers, Epigenetics, Epidemiology Technologies, Proteomics, MicroRNA, Methylation, Mitochondria, Nanotechnology, Risk Assessment, Susceptibility Factors, Systems Genetics, Metabolomics
MTB Cook, Sherri
Program Support Assistant
MTB Divi, Rao L., Ph.D.
Program Director
Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer, Methods for Cancer Epidemiology, DNA Damage, Genomic Rearrangements, Chromosomal Translocations, Retrotransposons, Preclinical Markers, MicroRNA, Carcinogenesis, Transcriptomics, Functional Genomics, Molecular markers, Methods for Risk Assessment, Toxicity and Carcinogenicity, High-Throughput Screening
MTB Overton, Adrienne, M.P.A.
Program Analyst
MTB Starks, Vaurice L.
Program Director
Infectious disease epidemiology, focusing on HIV and HPV
MRFB Modifiable Risk Factors Branch    
MRFB Reid, Britt C., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Climate change, indoor air-pollution, comorbid conditions on health outcomes
MRFB Dold, Georgia
Extramural Support Specialist
MRFB Ellison, Gary L., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Role of lifestyle and environmental factors in cancer incidence and progression, psychosocial factors and cancer incidence and progression, cancer disparities, early environmental exposures
MRFB Mahabir, Somdat, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Mechanisms of obesity/adiposity characteristics, energy balance, diet, alcohol, and other modifiable environmental exposures in cancer etiology, prevention, treatment, and survival; Early life events/exposures and cancer later in life; Birth cohorts; Multi-ethnic cohorts; Childhood cancers
MRFB Su, L. Joseph, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Dietary intake assessment, biomarkers associated with cancer etiology and prognosis, carcinogenic chemicals in foods, and molecular mechanisms that underlie cancer risk, such as epigenetic changes

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2011

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