Cancer Disparities Initiative - People

 

Bandera

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health

Research program website

Research Interests:

  • Racial/ethnic disparities in the epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Obesity and cancer risk and survival
  • Food estrogens (phytoestrogens, mycoestrogens) and female hormonal cancers and reproductive outcomes
  • Breast cancer in African American women and the role of nutritional factors on explaining disparities in risk and survival
  • Early determinants of cancer risk, in particular factors affecting pubertal development and breast cancer
  • Development of evidence-based dietary guidelines for cancer prevention and survival
Btoush

Rula Btoush, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Rutgers School of Nursing
Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Health disparities
  • Access to health care services
Coups

Elliot J. Coups, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Behavioral Risk Factors
  • Health Behaviors
  • Cancer-Related Health Promotion
Demissie

Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Childhood asthma
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Breast cancer
  • Racial disparity issues in developing health care
Ferrante

Jeanne M. Ferrante, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Division of Research
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Obesity
  • Cancer Screening
  • Primary Care
  • Heath Services
  • Health Disparities
Goyal

Sharad Goyal, MD
Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Current clinical and research interest lies in the treatment of breast and genitourinary cancers with hyporfractionated radiotherapy
  • Evaluation of molecular markers and genetic polymorphisms as they relate to radiation sensitivity and resistance with potential translational applications to radiation oncology.
Haffty

Bruce G. Haffty, MD
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Clinical, pathological and molecular factors, which may predict for outcome in patients treated with radiation therapy (primarily breast and head/neck cancer)
  • Evaluation of molecular and genetic markers that may be useful as prognostic factors and in guiding treatment decisions
  • Evaluation of long term outcome in women with breast cancer as a function of BRCA1/2 status.
Hudson

Shawna V. Hudson, PhD
Associate and Chief of Family Medicine and Community Health
Research Division
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Cancer Disparities
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Primary Care
  • Health Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • Qualitative Research
Llanos

Adana A. Llanos, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Cancer in minority and medically underserved populations in the U.S.
  • Cancer trends, patterns, and disparities in the Caribbean
  • Molecular and genetic epidemiology of breast cancer subtypes
  • Obesity, energy balance, and related biomarkers in relation to tumor heterogeneity and disparities in cancer outcomes
  • Interventions to address cancer disparities
Manne

Sharon L. Manne, PhD
Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program  Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Evaluating methods of improving quality of life for cancer patients and improving acceptance of screening practices among cancer patients and their families. 
  • Siblings at increased risk for colon or rectal cancer due to a sibling diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer prior to age 61
  • Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Mothers of children undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT)
  • First-degree relatives of individuals with melanoma
  • Patients with colorectal cancer being offered Microsatellite Instability testing
  • Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and their wivesI
  • individuals diagnosed with head and neck or lung cancers and their partners.
Natale-Pereira

Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Academic Medicine, Geriatrics, and Community Programs
New Jersey Medical School

Research Interests:

  • Minority health issues, particularly cancer prevention, education, and screening among Latinos and other minorities
  • Increasing awareness of disease, improving outcomes in chronic disease management, and the impact of culture and health literacy on cancer prevention and risk perception
  • The impact of cultural competency among health professionals in patient care
Stroup

Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health

Director, New Jersey State Cancer Registry
Research program

Research Interests:

  • Cancer surveillance research (incidence, mortality, trends, survival)
  • Disparities in cancer risk and survival
  • Long-term survival, quality of life and late effects
  • Life course approach and geographic disparities in cancer risk and outcomes
Tsui

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Research Interests:

  • Cancer disparities in minority, low-income, underserved populations
  • Evaluation of access to care, care quality, and effectiveness
  • Impact of health system factors and financial barriers on cancer care and outcomes
  • Geographic, social and community-level impacts on cancer

 

 

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