Post-Doctoral Training Grant In Cancer Survivorship

Research Mentors

 

Research Mentors

A core element of the training program is the opportunity to work closely with a primary mentor, as well as a mentoring committee of approximately 3-5 faculty.  In addition to the primary mentor, this committee will assist the trainee in defining and working toward his or her professional goals.  Applicants are asked to state their specific interests in cancer survivorship upon applying to the program, to assure potential mentors can be identified prior to accepting a trainee into the program.  

Mentors currently work on a variety of funded research projects in the following areas: (1) Symptom Management & Quality of Life; (2) Rural Cancer Survivors/Health Disparities; (3) Lifestyle Interventions; (4) Late Effects; (5)Tobacco Control; (6) Cognition and (7) Other Opportunities that potential mentors and cancer control researchers are working on or have conducted.

Potential mentors come from a range of disciplines, have cancer-related funding in a variety of areas, participate in collaborative research teams, and have considerable experience in mentoring.  Click on a mentor's name to link to their bio page, which provides more information about their research interests, current funding and publications.

Potential Mentors & Department

Discipline & Research Interests

Nancy Avis, PhD, MS 
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Social Psychology and Epidemiology
Quality of life, symptom management, complementary and alternative medicine, long-term survivors

William Blackstock, MD
Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology
Cancer treatment, quality of life, mentoring

Sharon Castellino, MD
Pediatrics

Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology
Conditions resulting from childhood cancer, and Pediatric cancer survivorship

Mark Cline, DVM, PhD
Pediatrics 

Medical Anthropology
Ipids and prostate cancer; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid and its cancer suppressive mechanism

Suzanne Danhauer, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy 

Clinical Psychology
Complementary and alternative approaches to symptom management, post-traumatic growth

Capri Foy, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Social Sciences & Health Policy
Older adults with chronic conditions, cognitive-behavioral interventions,prosocial behavior to promote physical activity

William G. Hundley, MD 
Cardiology

Cardiology
Vascular biology and function, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, clinical cardiology, and Echocardiography

Glenn Lesser, MD
Hematology/Oncology 

Medical Oncology
Symptom management and  quality of life in brain cancer patients

Linda Metheny-Barlow, PhD
Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Breast cancer brain metastasis development and treatment; regulation of angiogenesis and the role of vascular mural cells in the breast tumor microenvironment

David Miller, MD, MA 
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Efforts to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, particularly those with limited health literacy

Lance Miller, PhD
Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology
Use of genomic platforms to drive the discovery, mechanistic characterization and translational applications of novel genes and pathways involved in tumor progression and predictive of clinical behavior

Shannon Mihalko, PhD
Health and Exercise Science

Exercise science
Physical activity, aging and cancer, quality of life

Michelle Naughton, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Sociology, Epidemiology
Quality of life, long-term effects of chemotherapy, impact of cancer treatment on fertility

Barbara Nicklas, PhD
Internal Medicine

Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
aging, obesity, and physical activity; exercise training and dietary weight loss interventions in older adults including cancer survivors

W. Jeffrey Petty, MD
Internal Medicine
Hematology & Oncology
tobacco use on the outcomes of lung cancer patients; lung carcinogenesis and developing targeted lung cancer prevention strategies

Stephen Rapp, PhD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Clinical Psychology
Cancer and cognitive functioning

Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Infectious Diseases
Integration of community development and health promotion and disease prevention interventions in both rural and urban communities

Gary Schwartz, PhD
Cancer Biology

Epidemiology
Vitamin D, chemoprevention for reducing the progression of prostate cancer

Edward Shaw, MD, MA
Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology
Quality of life and survivorship issues in cancer patients, particularly cognitive function in adult and pediatric brain tumor survivors; treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors with radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery

Sally Shumaker, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Social Psychology
Cognition, quality of life

John Spangler, MD, MS
Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine
Tobacco control

Erin Sutfin, PhD
Social Sciences & Health Policy

Developmental Psychology
Tobacco control, dissemination and implementation research  

Janet Tooze, PhD
Biostatistical Science

Biostatistics
Repeated measures data, data with clumping at zero, nutritional epidemiology and surveillance, cancer prevention

Mara Vitolins, PhD
Epidemiology and Prevention

Nutrition Epidemiology
Dietary factors in symptom management and reducing cancer progression

Kathryn Weaver, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Clinical Psychology
Health behavior among cancer survivors and their family caregivers, patterns of follow-up care among cancer survivors, and cancer health disparities

Mark Wolfson, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Sociology
Tobacco control among college students, community interventions

Chen Young, PhD
Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology and Urology
Ipids and prostate cancer; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid and its cancer suppressive mechanism

 

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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