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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. The primary mentor and 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 ensure that 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 of Cancer; (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
Cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment, quality of life, mentoring

Suzanne Danhauer, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy 

Clinical Psychology
Complementary and alternative approaches to symptom management, post-traumatic growth, adolescent and young adult survivors, work ability

William G. Hundley, MD 

Cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment on vascular biology and function, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, clinical cardiology, and echocardiography

Glenn Lesser, MD

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

David Miller, MD, MA 
Internal Medicine

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

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

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

John Salsman, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Clinical Psychology
Young adult cancer survivors, spirituality, well-being

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

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

Lynne Wagner, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy

Clinical Psychology
Psychosocial oncology, patient reported outcomes, eHealth

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

Tobacco control among college students, community interventions


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