Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)

SAVE THE DATE 

CPS program meetings will be held the 4th Monday of every month

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

HPNP Building Rm 3203

1225 Center Dr., Gainesville, FL 32601

Contact: Natalie Roman | natalie.roman@ufl.edu

Mission

To reduce the cancer-related burden within the UFHCC catchment area by conducting person-centered, family-focused, clinician engaged and population-based research to improve cancer prevention, treatment, symptom management and palliative care — with particular emphasis on those who face unique disadvantages due to race/ethnicity, poverty, rurality, older age and poor health literacy.

Aims

  • Advance cancer communication and shared decision-making

  • Advance symptom science and palliative care research

  • Support the development and implementation of multilevel interventions across the cancer care continuum

  • Leverage diverse methodological approaches and tools via inter- and intra-programmatic interactions

Program Co-Leaders

Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Diana WilkiePh.D., R.N., FAAN, comes to UF from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as professor and Harriet J. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research. She joined UF in 2015.

Dr. Wilkie, a member of the Institute of Medicine, has devoted her research program to management of cancer pain and to end-of-life issues. She has been continuously funded since 1986 from numerous organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — totaling more than $37 million. She has authored or co-authored more than 154 scholarly publications and serves as a reviewer on a number of journals, including the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Cancer Nursing and the Journal of Pain.

Her clinical work with cancer patients led to the development of a computer-based pain report system that allows a patient to describe his or her pain and generates a report for the clinician with suggestions for appropriate interventions. Wilkie is leading efforts to establish a Center of Excellence in Palliative Care Research housed within the UF College of Nursing.

Currently, Dr. Wilkie is conducting a randomized clinical trial testing the effects of computerized pain tools on pain control for cancer patients receiving hospice care, a study focused on advanced care planning for African Americans with dementia, and two studies focused on improving outcomes for adults with sickle cell disease. The long-term goal of her research is to help clinicians effectively combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for management of acute, chronic and cancer pain.

Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D.

Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D., is a professor in the Advertising Department and serves as Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center in the College of Journalism and Communications. Dr. Krieger has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles related to her research expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating translational communication interventions in health and science contexts. She serves as a PI and co-I on several large grants funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Her research has garnered more than $10 million in grant funding. Dr. Krieger serves on the Editorial Board of Health Communication and the Journal of Health Communication and is chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association.

Dr. Krieger also co-directs the Recruitment Center at the UF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. In this role, she promotes research designed to improve awareness, understanding, and informed decision-making about clinical research participation. Dr. Krieger is also the co-director of the Dissemination Core of the UF Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet), where she provides expertise on the effective use of communication in dissemination science activities. She directs an advanced undergraduate research experience course each semester and teaches a doctoral-level seminar on Translational Communication Science each Spring.

 

Program Members

Last NameTitleDepartmentCollegeResearch Interest Topics
Alpert, Jordan M., PhD

Assistant ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Survivorship; Health Disparities
Anton, Stephen D., PhD

Associate ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchMedicine Anesthesiology/Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; Environment; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Quality of Life Issues.
Bian, Jiang, PhD, MS

Assistant ProfessorBiomedical InformaticsMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biomedical informatics; Cancer Information; Cancer Communications; Cancer Prevention; Data Integration; and Data Science.
Bobroff, Linda B., PhD, RD, LD/N

ProfessorFamily, Youth & Community SciencesAgricultural & Life SciencesCancer Prevention
Bolch, Wesley E., PhD

ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineering
Brown, Lisa A., MS, CGCGenetic CounselorUF Health Cancer CenterMedicine
Bylund, Carma, PhD

Associate ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & Communications
Chen, Xinguang, MD, PhDProfessorEpidemiologyMedicine
Cheng, Ting-Yuan (David), PhD

Assistant ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health Professions Breast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Susceptibility; Environment; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Lung; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer, and Molecular Pathology.
Cimiotti, Jeannie P., PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate ProfessorFamily Community Health Systems ScienceNursing
Cottler, Linda B., PhD, MPH

ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; and Recruitment Methods.
Dallery, Jesse, PhD

ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & Sciences
Deshmukh, Ashish A., PhD, MPH

Assistant ProfessorHealth Services Research, Management & PolicyMedicineCancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Clinical Decision Making; Cost Effective Analysis; Epidemiology; Gastro-Intestinal; Head & Neck; Quality of Life Issues; and Radiation Oncology.
Diaby, Vakaramoko (Karam), PhD, MSc, CRA

Assistant ProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes & PolicyPharmacyBiostatistics; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Ezenwa, Miriam O., RN, PhD

Associate ProfessorAdult & Elderly NursingNursingCancer Survivorship; Pain; Palliative Medicine
Farhadfar, Nosha, MD

Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicine Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Chemotherapy; Epidemiology; Graft vs Host Disease; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer, and Quality of Life Issues.
Fillingim, Roger B., PhD

Distinguished ProfessorCommunity Dentistry & Behavioral ScienceDentistryAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Health Disparities; Pain.
Fisher, Carla L., PhD

Assistant ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Communications; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Quality of Life Issues; Integrative Medicine.
Forsmark, Chris E., MD

ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicine
Guo, Yi, PhD, MSPH

Research Assistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biostatistics; Cancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues.
Gutter, Michael, PhD

Associate ProfessorAG- Extension AdministrationIFAS
Hall, Jaclyn, PhD

Assistant Research ScientistHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Environment; Epidemiology; and Health Disparities.
Hughes, Steven J., MD

Associate ProfessorSurgeryMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Gastro-Intestinal; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; MicroRNAs; Surgical Oncology; and Targeted Cancer Therapy.
Huo, Jinhai Stephen, PhD, MD, MSPH

Assistant ProfessorHealth Services ResearchPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Epidemiology; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Health Disparities; Liver; Lung; Palliative Medicine
Irani, Tracy, PhD

Associate ProfessorIFAS - Agriculture & Life SciencesIFAS
Johnson-Mallard, Versie, PhD, MS, BS, MS

Associate ProfessorFamily Community Health Systems ScienceNursing JacksonvilleCancer Prevention
Judge, Andrew, PhD

Associate ProfessorPhysical TherapyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsCell Signaling Pathways; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; and Gene Therapy.
Keenan, Gail, PhD

ProfessorFamily, Community and Health System ScienceNursingCancer Communications; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Health Disparities
Kelly, Debra L., PhD

Assistant ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingBreast; Chemotherapy; Epigenetics & Cancer; and Epigenetics & Gene regulation.
Krieger, Janice L., PhD

Associate ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Communication; Decision-Making; Rural; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; and Health Disparities.
Lee, Yu-Hao, PhD

Assistant ProfessorTelecommunicationsJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Information
Lyon, Debra E., PhD, RN

ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology & Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; and Cancer Genetics.
Maldonado-Molina, Mildred, PhD, MS

Associate ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicine
Manini, Todd, PhD

Associate ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchMedicineCancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; and Epidemiology.
Mcdaniel, Anna M., PhD, RN, FAAN

ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingCancer Information; Cancer Communication; Cancer Prevention; and Cancer Survivorship.
Migliorati, Cesar, DDS, MS, PhD

ProfessorOral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostics SciencesDentistryHead & Neck; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Integrative Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Modave, Francios P., PhD, MS

Associate ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBiomedical informatics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; and Health Disparities.
Muller, Keith E., MA, PhD, MS

ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineAngiogenesis; Bioinformatics; Biostatistics; Breast; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Neuro-Oncology; Noninvasive Imaging & Tomography; Radiation Oncology; Stem Cell; and Tumor Viology & Virus-Host Interactions.
Nelson, David R., MD

ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Liver; and Tumor Virology & Virus-Host Interactions
Nixon, Sara J., PhD

ProfessorPsychiatryMedicine
Odedina, Folakemi T., PhD

ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational ResearchPharmacyBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; and Health Disparities.
O'Dell, Walter G., PhD

Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Liver; Lung; Metastasis; Neuro-Oncology; Noninvasive Imaging & Tomography; Pediatric Oncology; Radiation Oncology; and Targeted Cancer Therapy.
O'Neal, Latoya, PhD

Assistant ProfessorFamily, Youth & Community SciencesIFAS
Pereira, Deidre B., PhD

Associate ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Survivorship; Gynecological; Hematologic Malignancies/ Bone & Marrow Transplant; Pain; and Quality of Life Issues.
Perri, Michael G., PhD, ABPP

ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health Professions
Prosperi, Mattia, MEng, PhD

Associate ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBioinformatics; Drug Resistance; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Epigenetics & Cancer.
Rivkees, Scott A., MD

Eminent ScholarPediatric ResearchMedicineEndocrine; and Thyroid.
Rotondo, Ronny L., MDCM

Clinical Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; and Radiation Oncology.
Salloum, Ramzi G., PhD, MA, MBA

Assistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; and Cancer Survivorship.
Setlow, Barry, PhDProfessorPsychiatryMedicine
Shenkman, Elizabeth, PhDProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBioinformatics; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities; and Pediatric Oncology.
Silver, Natalie L., MD, MSAssistant ProfessorOtolaryngologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Quality of Life Issues; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology; Thyroid.
Sonawane, Kalyani, PhDClinical Assistant ProfessorHealth Services Research, Management & PolicyPublic Health & Health Professions
Staras, Stephanie A. S., PhDAssistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biostatistics; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; and Infection Control.
Strekalova, Yulia A., PhD, MS, MBAResearch Assistant ProfessorGraduate Studies & ResearchJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Information; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues.
Striley, Catherine, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPEAssistant ProfessorEpidemiology & Health Policy ResearchPublic Health & Health Professions
Swarts, Steven G., PhDResearch Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineCancer Prevention; DNA Damage & Repair; and Drug Design.
Tighe, Patrick, MD, MSAssistant ProfessorAnesthesiologyMedicineAnesthesiology & Pain Management; Bioinformatics; Epidemiology; Pain; and Palliative Medicine.
Tomar, Scott L., DMD, DrPHActing Chair & ProfessorCommunity DentistryDentistry
Trevino, Jose G., MDAssistant ProfessorSmall Animal Clinical SciencesMedicineCell Signaling Pathways; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Metastasis; Surgical Oncology; and Targeted Cancer Therapy.
Tucker, Carolyn M., PhDProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & SciencesBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; and Health Disparities.
Wallace, Margaret (Peggy) R., PhDProfessorMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Breast; Cancer Genetics; DNA Damage & Repair; Epigenetics & Cancer; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Head & Neck; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Skin/Melanoma; and Vascular Targeting.
Weaver, Michael T., PhD, RN, FAANProfessorResearch AffairsNursing
Whitehead, Nicole, PhDAssistant ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBreast; Cancer Survivorship.
Wilkie, Diana J., PhD, RN, FAANProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Lung; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Surgical Oncology.
Xiao, Hong, PhDProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyPharmacy
Yaghjyan, Lusine, MD, MPH, PhDAssistant ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health Professions Breast; Cancer Screening/Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility; Environmental exposures; Epidemiology;  Epigenetics & Cancer; Molecular Cancer Epidemiology; Stem cells, Microbiome and cancer; and Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography.
Yi, Richard, PhDAssociate ProfessorHealth Education & BehaviorHealth & Human PerformanceBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Communications; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities.
Yoon, Saunjoo, PhD, RNAssociate ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursing Cancer Cachexia; Cancer Survivorship; Gastro-Intestinal; Infection Control; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Pain; Palliative Medicine; and Quality of Life Issues.
Young, Mary E., PhDClinical ProfessorBehavioral Science & Community HealthPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Survivorship; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Health Disparities; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues; and Rehabilitation.