Cancer Population Sciences

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Program Meeting

Fourth Monday of every month | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM HPNP Building Room 3203 | 1225 Center Dr., Gainesville, FL Contact: ResearchAdmin@cancer.ufl.edu

Mission

The overarching scientific objective of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Cancer Population Sciences program (CPS) is to understand and reduce cancer risks and cancer-related burden within the UFHCC catchment area.

The UFHCC catchment area comprises 22 counties with high rates of cancer and cancer risk factors, including smoking, among residents who face disadvantages due to race/ethnicity, poverty, rurality, older age and poor health literacy. To address these challenges and to better understand contributors to the burden of cancer, CPS members conduct population-based and cancer control research to understand risk factors for cancer, improve cancer prevention and screening, symptom management, and palliative care and to enhance survivorship for patients.

These projects study the biological, psychological and sociological underpinnings of cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related toxicities. Another research focus of the CPS program is assessing (in order to eliminate) cancer-related health disparities. This community-engaged cancer research addresses disparities faced by rural, African-American, low-income and older individuals in the UFHCC catchment area, including low cancer screening rates, advanced stage diagnoses and high mortality. The CPS research is conducted in real world clinical and community settings using novel data science methodologies and tools to determine the effects of interventions delivered in the context within which individuals live and seek care.

Aims

The CPS impact primarily aligns with the thematic areas of cancer primary prevention, early detection, health services and palliative care research.

Program Co-leaders

More about Drs. Diana Wilkie and Janice Krieger.

Working Groups

Read more about CPS’s working groups.

Program Members

To request an update, please email ResearchAdmin@cancer.ufl.edu.

NameDegree(s)Research ProgramTitleDepartmentCollegeResearch Interest Topics
Striley, Catherine

Ph.D, MSW, ACSW, MPECancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorEpidemiology & Health Policy ResearchPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Setlow, Barry

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychiatry
Medicine
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Environment
Anton, Stephen

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; Environment; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Quality of Life Issues
Manini, Todd

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchMedicineCancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; Epidemiology
Rowland, Diane
Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorAgronomyIFASCancer Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility
Guha, Subharup


Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorBiostatisticsPublic Health and Health ProfessionsBiostatistics; Lung
Lee, Ji-Hyun

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Director & ProfessorBiostatisticsPublic Health and Health Professions & MedicineBiostatistics
Pereira, Deidre

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Survivorship; Gynecological; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Pain; Quality of Life Issues
Whitehead, Nicole

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBreast; Cancer Survivorship
Migliorati, Cesar A

Ph.D, DDSCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorOral & Maxiollofacial Surgery and Diagnostics Science
DentistryHead & Neck; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Integrative Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Fillingim, Roger

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Distinguished ProfessorCommunity Dentistry & Behavioral ScienceDentistryAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Health Disparities; Pain
Tomar, Scott

DMD, Dr.PHCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorCommunity Dentistry & Behavioral Science
DentistryBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; Head & Neck; Health Disparities
Yaghjyan, Lusine

Ph.D, M.D., MPHCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBreast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility; Environment; Epidemiology; Epigenetics & Cancer; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Stem Cell
Prosperi, Mattia

Ph.D, MEngCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBioinformatics; Cancer Prevention; Drug Resistance; Epigenetics & Cancer; Genetic Determinants of Cancer
Cheng, Ting-Yuan (David)

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBreast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Susceptibility; Environment; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Lung; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer
O'Neal, Latoya

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant Professor
Family, Youth & Community SciencesAgricultural & Life Sciences
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Gutter, Michael S

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorExtension Administration
Agricultural & Life Sciences
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Quality of Life Issues; Financial Burden
Irani, Tracy

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Professor
Family, Youth & Community Sciences
Agricultural & Life Sciences
Cancer Communications
Bian, Jiang

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorBiomedical InformaticsMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention
Guo, Yi

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)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
Hall, Jaclyn

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant Research ScientistHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Environment; Epidemiology; Health Disparities
Maldonado-Molina, Mildred

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorHealth Outcomes & Policy
Medicine
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Muller, Keith

Ph.D, M.A.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineAngiogenesis; Bioinformatics; Biostatistics; Breast; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Neuro-Oncology; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Radiation Oncology; Stem Cell; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Salloum, Ramzi

Ph.D, M.A., MBACancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship
Shenkman, Elizabeth

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBioinformatics; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities; Pediatric Oncology
Staras, Stephanie

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biostatistics; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; Infection Control
Huo, Jinhai Stephen

Ph.D, M.D., MSPHCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorHealth Services Administration
Public Health & Health Professions
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Epidemiology; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Health Disparities; Liver; Lung; Palliative Medicine
Wallace, Margaret (Peggy)

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorMolecular 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; Vascular Targeting
Odedina, Folakemi

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational ResearchPharmacyBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; Health Disparities
Xiao, Hong

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes & PolicyPharmacyBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Epidemiology; Health Disparities
Cavallari, Larisa

PharmDCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Pharmacy
Pharmacogenetics
Diaby, Vakaramoko

Ph.D, MSc, CRAlCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
PharmacyBiostatistics; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Perri, Michael

Ph.D, ABPPCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Judge, Andrew

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorPhysical TherapyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsCell Signaling Pathways; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Gene Therapy
Yeung, Anamaria R

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Clinical Associate Professor
Radiation Oncology
Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Swarts, Steven

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Research Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineCancer Prevention; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design
Rivkees, Scott

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Eminent ScholarPediatric ResearchMedicineEndocrine; Thyroid
Alvarado, Michelle


Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorIndustrial & Systems EngineeringEngineeringChemotherapy; Health Disparities; Radiation Oncology; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology
McCarty, Christopher

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Director, Associate DeanCenter for African StudiesLiberal Arts & SciencesCancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship
Janicke, David

Ph.D, ABPPCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate Department Chair & ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities; Leukemia; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer
Scarton, Lisa

Scarton

Ph.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorFamily, Community & Health Systems ScienceNursingBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Susceptibility; Environment; Gastro-Instestinal; Health Disparities; Palliative Medicine.
Cottler, Linda

Ph.D, MPHCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Epidemiology; Health Disparities
Hogan, William


Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorHealth Outcomes & Biomedical InformaticsMedicineBioinformatics; Cancer Information; Cancer Surveillance
Wu, Yonghui

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & Biomedical InformaticsMedicineBioinformatics
Mendenhall, Nancy

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Information; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Gastro-Intestinal; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Pediatric Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Rotondo, Ronny

MDCMCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Clinical Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; Radiation Oncology
Johnson-Mallard, Versie

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Chair & Associate ProfessorFamily, Youth & Community SciencesNursing JacksonvilleCancer Prevention
Ezenwa, Miriam

Ph.D, RNCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAdult & Elderly NursingNursingCancer Survivorship; Pain; Palliative Medicine
Keenan, Gail

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorFamily, Youth & Community Sciences
Nursing
Cancer Communications; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Health Disparities
Kelly, Debra

Ph.D., R.N., OCN, CNECancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingCancer Survivorship; Symptom Burden; Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Cancer Related Symptoms; Palliative Care; Integrative Symptom Management Interventions; Quality of Life throughout the Cancer Trajectory.
Lyon, Debra

Ph.D, R.N.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Genetics
McDaniel, Anna

Ph.D, R.N., FAANCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingCancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship
Weaver, Michael

Ph.D, R.N., FAANCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorResearch Affairs
NursingBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biostatistics; Cancer Genetics; Quality of Life Issues
Wilkie, Diana

Ph.D, R.N., FAANCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Lung; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Rehabilitation; Surgical Oncology
Yao, YingweiPh.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Research Associate Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Nursing
Biostatistics; Pain
Yoon, Saunjoo

Ph.D, R.N.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingCancer Survivorship; Gastro-Intestinal; Infection Control; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues
Bluck, Susan

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & SciencesCancer Communications; Palliative Medicine
Tucker, Carolyn

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & SciencesBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Dallery, Jesse

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychology
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Environment; Health Disparities
Johnson, Julie


PharmDCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Distinguished ProfessorDeans OfficePharmacyTargeted Cancer Therapy; Chemotherapy
McMahon, Lance

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Chair & ProfessorPharmacodynamicsPharmacyNeuro-Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Bruijnzeel, Adriaan

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychiatryMedicineLung; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer
Nixon, Sarah Jo

Nixon
Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorPsychiatryMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities
Daniels, Michael

ScDCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Chair & ProfessorStatisticsLiberal Arts & SciencesBiostatistics; Bioinformatics
Shaw, Christiana

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Clinical Associate ProfessorGeneral SurgeryMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Breast; Endocrine; Environment; Epidemiology; Head & Neck; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology; Thyroid
Forsmark, Chris

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineLiver
Nelson, David

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Liver; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Castagno, Jacqueline

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Chief & Clinical Assistant ProfessorObstetrics & GynecologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Susceptibility; Chemotherapy; Gynecological; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues
Trevino, Jose

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorSmall Animal Clinical SciencesMedicineCell Signaling Pathways; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Metastasis; Surgical Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Bradley, Julie

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Gynecological; Pediatrics; Imaging
Murphy, Martina

murphy

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorMedicine - Hematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Communications; Gynecological; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues
Sattari, Maryam

M.D., MSCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorMedicineMedicineBreast; Cancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Gastro-Intestinal; Gynecological; Health Disparities
Farhadfar, Nosha

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorHematology & Oncology
MedicineCancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Chemotherapy; Epidemiology; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Quality of Life Issues
Black, Lucien (Vandy)

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Clinical Assistant ProfessorPediatrics - Hematology & OncologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Bioinformatics; Health Disparities; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues
Su, Li-Ming

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)ChairmanUrologyMedicineGenital-Urinary/Prostate; Kidney; Nanotechnology; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Quality of Life Issues; Surgical Oncology
Bolch, Wesley

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringRadiation Oncology
O'Dell, Walter

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Liver; Lung; Metastasis; Neuro-Oncology; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Pediatric Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Fisher, Carla

Fisher
Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communication; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Prevention; Quality of Life Issues; Provider-Patient Communication; Integrative Medicine; Family Support and Coping
Bylund, Carma

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communication; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Provide-Patient Communication; Systematic Review Methods
Krieger, Janice

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Associate ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Health Disparities
Alpert, Jordan

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Survivorship; Health Disparities
Lee, Yu-Hao

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant Professor
Telecommunications
Journalism & Communications
Cancer Information
Strekalova, Yulia

Ph.DCancer Population Sciences (CPS)Research Assistant ProfessorGraduate Studies & ResearchJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues
Tighe, Patrick

Tighe
M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)Assistant ProfessorAnesthesiologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Bioinformatics; Epidemiology; Pain; Palliative Medicine
Okunieff, Paul

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS) & Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Health Disparities; Liver; Metastasis; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy