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Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship Members

We have more than 30 members to help guide our mission across multiple disciplines including, but not limited to: Medical & Surgical Oncology, Cancer Prevention and Control, School of Public Health, and Family Medicine.  

Some of the areas of expertise of our membership includes: 

  • Epidemiological Risk Factors and Disparities
  • Improving Behavioral, Physical Functioning, Financial, Behavioral and Psychosocial Outcomes
  • Clinical Care
  • Models of Survivorship Care Delivery in Community Settings

 

Cilgy Abraham, PhD, RN
Research Associate III,
Center for Advancing Research and Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School  


 
Michelle Ashley, MSN/MPH, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, NCTTP
Community Nurse Navigator, Community Outreach and Engagement Department;
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
 

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes;
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program;
Interim Director, Population Science Research Support Shared Resource;
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 

Adam C. Berger, MD, FACS
Chief, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology,
Associate Director for Shared Resources,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Professor of Surgery,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 

Trishnee Bhurosy, PhD, CHES
Research Associate II,
Section of Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Medical Director and Northern Regional Director, Breast Services,
RWJBarnabas Health

Alexandre Buckley de Meritens, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist,
Director of the Survivorship Program for Gynecologic Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Benjamin Crabtree, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Research Division,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Katie Devine, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Chief, Pediatric Population Science, Outcomes and Disparities Research,
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Paul Duberstein, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy,
Rutgers School of Public Health

Angela Fong, PhD
Instructor of Medicine,
Section of Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey,
Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Susan Garawitz, MPH, MSW
Vice President, Oncology Service Line,
Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Login S. George, PhD
Core Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research,
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
Rutgers University

Irina Grafova, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behaviors, Society and Policy,
Rutgers School of Public Health

Kathryn Greene, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication,
Rutgers University;
Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Joint Appointment, Rutgers School of Public Health;
Affiliate, Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies

Carolyn Heckman, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Behavioral Sciences,
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Shawna Hudson, PhD
Professor and Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health;
Director, Center Advancing Research and Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care (CARE-PC);
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Co-Director of Community Engagement,
NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS)

Anita Kinney, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,
Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity,
Rutgers School of Public Health;
Associate Director for Population Science and Community Outreach,
Director, ScreenNJ,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Gary Kwok, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Pediatric Population Science, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Aliza Leiser, MD, FACOG
Gynecologic Oncologist,
Director of Robotic Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,
Rutgers School of Public Health

Jyoti Malhotra, MD, MPH
Medical Oncologist,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rohini Navalekar, BE, MPA, CCRP
Research Scientist,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Zhaomeng Niu, PhD
Research Associate II,
Section of Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Denalee O’Malley, PhD, LSW
Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,
Research Division Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

Sharon R. Pine, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Assistant Director for Research, Center for Outreach and Engagement
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Bo (Bonnie) Qin, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Kristen Riley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department,
Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Biren Saraiya, MD
Medical Oncologist, Urologic Oncology,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
Assistant Professor,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Sheraz U. Siddiqui, MD
Chief of Hospital Medicine,
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital;
Assistant Dean of Safety, Quality, and Clinical Affairs,
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kathryn Singer, APN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Hematology Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief,
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine,
Medical Director, Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies,
Vice Chair for Research,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD
Director, New Jersey State Cancer Registry;
Professor and Chief, Division of Cancer Epidemiology,
Rutgers School of Public Health;
Cancer Prevention and Control Program,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair,
Family Medicine and Community Health,
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Deborah Toppmeyer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
Chief Medical Officer,
Chief, Division of Medical Oncology,
Director, The Stacy Goldstein Breast Center,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Maria Venetis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Communication,
Rutgers School of Communication & Information