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 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

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

Last NameDegree(s)TitleDepartmentCollegeResearch Interest Topics
Yingwei, YaoResearch Associate ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursing
Tomar, Scott L.

DMD, Dr.PHActing Chair & ProfessorCommunity DentistryDentistry
Farhadfar, Nosha

M.D.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.
Forsmark, Chris E.

M.D.ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicine
Nelson, David R.

M.D.ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Liver; and Tumor Virology & Virus-Host Interactions
Rivkees, Scott A.

M.D.Eminent ScholarPediatric ResearchMedicineEndocrine; and Thyroid.
Silver, Natalie L.

M.D.Assistant ProfessorOtolaryngologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Quality of Life Issues; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology; Thyroid.
Tighe, Patrick

M.D.Assistant ProfessorAnesthesiologyMedicineAnesthesiology & Pain Management; Bioinformatics; Epidemiology; Pain; and Palliative Medicine.
Trevino, Jose G.

M.D.Assistant ProfessorSmall Animal Clinical SciencesMedicineCell Signaling Pathways; Gastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities; Metastasis; Surgical Oncology; and Targeted Cancer Therapy.
Castagno, Jacqueline

M.D.Chief & Clinical Assistant ProfessorOBSTETRICS / GYNECOLOGY-GENMedicineAnesthesiology/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
Shaw, Christiana

M.D.Clinical Associate ProfessorGENERAL SURGERY - ADMINMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Breast; Endocrine; Environment; Epidemiology; Head & Neck; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology; Thyroid
Yeung, Anamaria R.

M.D.Clinical Associate Professor
Radiation Oncology
Medicine
Brown, Lisa A.

M.S.Genetic CounselorUF Health Cancer CenterMedicine
Rotondo, Ronny L.

MDCMClinical Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; and Radiation Oncology.
Alpert, Jordan M.

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communications; Cancer Information; Cancer Survivorship; Health Disparities
Anton, Stephen D.

Ph.DAssociate 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

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorBiomedical InformaticsMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biomedical informatics; Cancer Information; Cancer Communications; Cancer Prevention; Data Integration; and Data Science.
Bobroff, Linda B.

Ph.DProfessorFamily, Youth & Community SciencesAgricultural & Life SciencesCancer Prevention
Bolch, Wesley E.

Ph.DProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineering
Bylund, Carma

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorPublic RelationsJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Communication; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Provider-Patient Communication
Cheng, Ting-Yuan (David)

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health Professions Breast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Susceptibility; Environment; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Lung; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer, and Molecular Pathology.
Dallery, Jesse

Ph.DProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & Sciences
Fillingim, Roger B.

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

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorAdvertisingJournalism & CommunicationsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Communications; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Quality of Life Issues; Integrative Medicine.
Guo, Yi

Ph.DResearch 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

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorAG- Extension AdministrationIFAS
Hall, Jaclyn

Ph.DAssistant Research ScientistHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Environment; Epidemiology; and Health Disparities.
Irani, Tracy

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorIFAS - Agriculture & Life SciencesIFAS
Johnson-Mallard, Versie

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorFamily Community Health Systems ScienceNursing JacksonvilleCancer Prevention
Judge, Andrew

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

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

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

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

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorTelecommunicationsJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Information
Manini, Todd

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorAging & Geriatric ResearchMedicineCancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; and Epidemiology.
Modave, Francios P.

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBiomedical informatics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; and Health Disparities.
Nixon, Sara J.

Ph.DProfessorPsychiatryMedicine
Odedina, Folakemi T.

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

Ph.DAssistant 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

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorFamily, Youth & Community SciencesIFAS
Pereira, Deidre B.

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Survivorship; Gynecological; Hematologic Malignancies/ Bone & Marrow Transplant; Pain; and Quality of Life Issues.
Setlow, Barry

Ph.DProfessorPsychiatryMedicine
Shenkman, Elizabeth

Ph.DProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBioinformatics; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities; and Pediatric Oncology.
Sonawane, Kalyani

Ph.DClinical Assistant ProfessorHealth Services Research, Management & PolicyPublic Health & Health Professions
Staras, Stephanie A. S.

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Biostatistics; Cancer Prevention; Epidemiology; and Infection Control.
Strekalova, Yulia A.

Ph.DResearch Assistant ProfessorGraduate Studies & ResearchJournalism & CommunicationsCancer Information; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues.
Swarts, Steven G.

Ph.DResearch Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineCancer Prevention; DNA Damage & Repair; and Drug Design.
Tucker, Carolyn M.

Ph.DProfessorPsychologyLiberal Arts & SciencesBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; and Health Disparities.
Wallace, Margaret (Peggy) R.

Ph.DProfessorMolecular 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.
Whitehead, Nicole

Ph.DAssistant ProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBreast; Cancer Survivorship.
Xiao, Hong

Ph.DProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyPharmacy
Yi, Richard

Ph.DAssociate ProfessorHealth Education & BehaviorHealth & Human PerformanceBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Communications; Cancer Prevention; Health Disparities.
Young, Mary E.

Ph.DClinical 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.
Maldonado-Molina, Mildred

Ph.D, Associate ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicine
Perri, Michael G.

Ph.D, ABPPProfessorClinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health Professions
Migliorati, Cesar

Ph.D, DDS, ProfessorOral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostics SciencesDentistryHead & Neck; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Integrative Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Muller, Keith E.

Ph.D, M.A.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.
Salloum, Ramzi G.

Ph.D, M.A., MBAAssistant ProfessorHealth Outcomes & PolicyMedicineBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; and Cancer Survivorship.
Yaghjyan, Lusine

Ph.D, M.D., MPHAssistant 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.
Huo, Jinhai Stephen

Ph.D, M.D., MSPHAssistant ProfessorHealth Services ResearchPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Epidemiology; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Health Disparities; Liver; Lung; Palliative Medicine
Prosperi, Mattia

Ph.D, MEngAssociate ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBioinformatics; Drug Resistance; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Prevention; Epigenetics & Cancer.
Cottler, Linda B.

Ph.D, MPHProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBehavioral Determinants of Cancer; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; and Recruitment Methods.
Deshmukh, Ashish A.

Ph.D, MPHAssistant 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)

Ph.D, MSc, CRAlAssistant ProfessorPharmaceutical Outcomes & PolicyPharmacyBiostatistics; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Striley, Catherine

Ph.D, MSW, ACSW, MPEAssistant ProfessorEpidemiology & Health Policy ResearchPublic Health & Health Professions
Lyon, Debra E.

Ph.D, R.N.ProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology & Pain Management; Behavioral Determinants of Cancer; Breast; and Cancer Genetics.
Yoon, Saunjoo

Ph.D, R.N.Associate 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.
Mcdaniel, Anna M.

Ph.D, R.N., FAANProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingCancer Information; Cancer Communication; Cancer Prevention; and Cancer Survivorship.
Weaver, Michael T.

Ph.D, R.N., FAANProfessorResearch AffairsNursing
Wilkie, Diana J.

Ph.D, R.N., FAANProfessorBiobehavioral Nursing ScienceNursingAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Lung; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Surgical Oncology.
Ezenwa, Miriam O.

Ph.D, RNAssociate ProfessorAdult & Elderly NursingNursingCancer Survivorship; Pain; Palliative Medicine
Cimiotti, Jeannie P.

Ph.D, RN, FAANAssociate ProfessorFamily Community Health Systems ScienceNursing
Cavallari, Larisa

PharmDAssociate ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational ResearchPharmacy