Health Disparities Research Contacts in DCCPS

Staff Name/Contact Information

Areas of Interest

Shobha Srinivasan
  • Social determinants of health
  • Policy and social justice
  • Health care access and utilization
  • Small populations
Amy Kennedy
  • Genetic susceptibility differences between ethnic populations
  • Cancer control issues amongst Native populations
  • Geographic variations in cancer risk
  • Adaptation and implementation of evidence-based interventions in diverse populations
  • Disparities in pediatric cancer risk and outcomes
Brenda Adjei
  • Community capacity and community- based participatory research
  • Development, dissemination, and implementation of culturally appropriate cancer education and outreach programs
Tanya Agurs-Collins
  • Racial differences in biological and lifestyle factors that influence hormone-dependent cancers
  • Behavioral genetics, gene-environment interactions, and obesity risk
  • Diet and obesity risk in minority populations
David Berrigan
  • Acculturation and health behaviors
  • Built environment and physical activity
  • Understanding race/ethnic responses to survey questions
  • Measurement of physical activity
Kelly Blake
  • Communication inequality
  • Knowledge gaps
  • Social epidemiology
  • Social determinants of health
  • Social policy
Michele Bloch
  • Tobacco control and prevention for women and girls
  • Tobacco use in developing (low- and middle-income) nations, especially among women and girls
Erica Breslau
  • Remedying health disparities in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers
  • Dissemination of evidence-based cancer screening interventions
  • Health literacy
  • Social networks
  • System science
Charlisse Caga-Anan
  • Ethics and regulation of human research, genomics/genetics research, and clinical genetics/genomics practice
  • Genomic data sharing
  • Health law and bioethics
David A. Chambers
  • Implementation science
  • Sustainability and adaptation of interventions
  • Health services research
Veronica Chollette
  • Cancer screening
Wen-ying Sylvia Chou
  • Immigrant health (health and immigration reform)
  • Health and human rights
  • Mixed methods and systems approach
  • Health literacy
  • Global burden of disease
Kathy Cronin
  • Developing health objectives
  • Measuring health disparities
  • Monitoring health outcomes
Susan Czajkowski
  • Psychosocial and behavioral risk factors and interventions
  • Behavioral treatment development
  • Adherence to medical and behavioral regimens
  • Obesity and obesity-related health behaviors (diet, physical activity)
  • Health-related quality of life
Rao Divi (Mahesh)
  • Molecular analysis/phenotyping
  • Exposomic and metabolomic differences
  • Effect of exposures on epigenome
  • Infection and inflammation
Brenda Edwards
  • Surveillance research on measures of social and economic differences in cancer patterns (incidence, mortality, survival, outcomes)
Joanne Watters Elena
  • Dietary and lifestyle risk factors related to cancer progression, recurrence, and survival outcomes
Gary Ellison
  • Occupational and environmental risks for cancer
  • Social determinants of health
  • Epidemiology of prostate cancer
Eric “Rocky” Feuer
  • Impact of reducing health disparities on population incidence and mortality trends
  • Geographic health disparities
Lisa Gallicchio
  • Disparities in outcomes (progression, recurrence, and survival) after a cancer diagnosis
  • Disparities in cancer treatment access, uptake, and adherence
  • Comorbidities and treatment outcomes
Rachel Grana Mayne
  • Youth and young adult tobacco use
  • Media and marketing influences on tobacco use
  • Psychosocial determinants of tobacco use
  • Smoking cessation among young adults
Paige Green
  • Mechanisms and interactions of psychosocial and behavioral factors, neural and endocrine function, and immune system processes
Todd S. Horowitz
Phone: 240-276-6963
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Medical image perception
  • Circadian rhythms and sleep
  • Cancer-related cognitive deficits
Nadia Howlader
  • Breast cancer molecular subtypes
  • Statistical analyses of population-based registry data for monitoring national cancer burden
  • Interpreting population-level cancer rates and trends with respect to risk factors
Yvonne Prutzman
  • Socioeconomic disparities in tobacco use and cessation
  • Prevention and treatment of tobacco use in behavioral health populations
  • Youth and young adult tobacco use
Annette Kaufman
  • Youth and young adult tobacco use
  • Tobacco and health disparities
  • Risk perception and policy
Sarah Kobrin
(240) 276-6831
  • Decision making in clinical settings
  • Cancer screening behavior
  • Health behavior theory in applied research
  • HPV vaccine and testing behavior
Gabriel Lai
  • Lifestyle factors (e.g., diet, obesity, diabetes, and energy metabolism) that affect cancer risk and etiology
  • Disparities in the US and other countries
  • Cohorts and consortia in cancer epidemiology
Tram Lam
  • Understudied populations (extending beyond minorities)
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Knowledge integration and multi-level approaches on cancer epidemiologic research to accelerate discovery findings towards translational impact
Stephanie Land
(240) 276-6946
  • Tobacco use in American Indian/Alaska Native populations
Pam Marcus
  • Cancer screening and epidemiology
  • Cancer risk in persons with chronic conditions
  • Operations and management of large, multicenter initiatives, including clinical trials
  • Lung cancer
Rick Moser
  • Methodology
  • Statistics
Wendy Nelson
  • Decision making
  • Decision support
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Risk perception
  • Ethics
Gila Neta
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Implementation science
  • Cancer screening
  • Pragmatic trials
Annie-Michelle Noone
  • Population-based statistics
  • Cancer incidence rates in small populations
Wynne E. Norton
  • Implementation science
  • De-implementation
  • Scale-up
  • Cancer care delivery
April Oh
  • Social determinants of health
  • Obesity prevention
  • Contextual influences on health behaviors
  • Community health promotion
Antoinette Percy-Laurry
  • Evidence-based resources and implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cancer screening implementation
  • Prostate cancer disparities
Frank Perna
  • Physical activity intervention design and selection of mediators
  • Exercise effects on fitness, physiological outcomes, and psychosocial outcomes
  • Physical activity and nutrition policies affecting schools and school-aged children
Ashley Wilder Smith
  • Health and lifestyle behaviors
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
  • Quality of care and health services of young cancer survivors
Zaria Tatalovich
  • Geo-spatial modeling, analysis, and visualization
  • Environmental exposures
  • Built environment
  • Contextual environments
  • Disease patterns
Mukesh Verma
  • Genetic and epigenetic susceptibility differences between ethnic populations
  • Ethnic differences in HPV strain types/infection prevalence
  • Biomarkers of risk assessment in ethnic populations
Cindy Vinson
  • Dissemination and implementation in clinical and public health settings
  • Utilization of communities of practice for translation of research into practice
  • Cancer control planning, implementation, and evaluation, both domestically and internationally
Gordon Willis
  • Questionnaire design, cross-cultural equivalence, survey translation methods
Last Updated
September 24, 2020