Population Health and Cancer Control

Program Members

Aronson, Keith, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Social Sciences Res. Institute; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Stress and somatic symptoms in lung cancer survivors
kra105@psu.edu

Aumiller, Betsy, M.Ed., D.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Educational outreach
baumille@hes.hmc.psu.edu

Berg, Arthur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Statistical models and algorithms for identifying genes responsible for the formation and progression of cancer
aberg1@hmc.psu.edu

Branstetter, Steven, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Interventional research on smoking control
sab57@psu.edu

Chetlen, Alison, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Radiology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Radiation safety, breast biopsy safety, male breast disease, systemic malignancies manifesting in the breast and unusual breast cancers
achetlen@hmc.psu.edu

Cream, Leah, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Pharmacogenetics of breast cancer prevention and treatment
lcream@hmc.psu.edu

Das, Arunangshu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Tobacco carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, biomarker development
aud12@psu.edu

Desai, Dhimant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmacology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Synthesis and mechanisms of chemopreventive agents
ddesai@psu.edu

El-Bayoumy, Karam, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemopreventive agents, biomarker development
kee2@psu.edu

Farace, Elana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences & Neurosurgery; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Neuropsychological  effects of cancer, interventions to improve survivorship
efarace@psu.edu

Foulds, Jonathan, Ph.D.
Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Psychopharmacology and treatment of tobacco addiction; racial and ethnic differences in tobacco use and relative harmfulness of different tobacco products
jfoulds@psu.edu

Gallagher, Carla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise:  Population genetics and biochemistry, gene-environment interactions and cancer risk
cgallagher@hmc.psu.edu

Geier, Charles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Drug use and non-drug reward processing
cfg2@psu.edu

Goldenberg, David, M.D.
Professor, Surgery; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Malignant condition of the upper aerodigestive tract
dgoldenberg@psu.edu

Green, Michael, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Humanities; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Bioethics, decision-making in cancer, care at end of life
mjg15@psu.edu

Greenberg, Mark, Ph.D.
Bennett Chair of Prevention Research, Professor; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Large-scale behavioral prevention research, particularly in children and adolescents
mxg47@psu.edu

Gusani, Niraj, M.D.
Associate Professor Surgery, Medicine & Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Surgical treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumors, sarcomas, melanomas and upper gastrointestinal tract malignant
ngusani@@psu.edu

Hollenbeak, Christopher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Surgery & Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Health economics, economic sequelae of cancer survivorship
chollenbeak@hmc.psu.edu

Kaag, Matthew, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgery; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Use of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer; CTCs and metastatic protstate cancer
mkaag@hmc.psu.edu

Kelleher, Shannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Molecular mechanisms responsible for zinc hyper-accumulation
slk39@psu.edu

Kern, Teresa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Cancer survivorship in economically depressed areas, quality of care, quality of life
tkern@psu.edu

Kraschnewski, Jennifer, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Community-based weight control interventions, obesity
jkraschnewski@hmc.psu.edu

Lambert, Joshua, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Food Science; College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention by teas and its polyphenolic compounds
jdl134@psu.edu

Lengerich, Eugene, V.M.D., M.S.
Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Cancer prevention and survivorship in rural populations
elengerich@psu.edu

Levi, Benjamin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pediatrics; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Advance care planning, quality of life
bhlevi@psu.edu

Makova, Kateryna, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology; Eberly College of Science, UP
Expertise: Mutational causes of colorectal cancers
kdm16@psu.edu

Mallett, Kimberly, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor; Prevention Research Center, UP
Expertise: Prevention of skin cancer among high-risk populations
kmallett@psu.edu

Manni, Andrea, M.D.
Professor, Medicine; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Breast cancer signaling and prevention
amanni@psu.edu

Matthews, Stephen, Ph.D.
Professor; Sociology and Anthropology, UP
Expertise: Geospatial data and spatial analysis
sxm27@psu.edu

Miranda, Patricia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Health Policy and Administration, UP
Expertise: Geospatial data and spatial analysis
pym1@psu.edu

Muscat, Joshua, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Genetic and phenotypic markers of tobacco-cancer risk
jmuscat@psu.edu

Newman, Michelle, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology; College of Liberal Arts, UP
Expertise: Psychosocial interventions and the physical and mental health of cancer patients
mgn1@psu.edu

Penrod, Janice, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor, Nursing; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Care-giving at end of life, impact of cancer on family
jlp198@psu.edu

Prabhu, Sandeep, Ph.D.
Professor, Immunology & Molecular Toxicology; College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Inflammation and cancer chemoprevention
ksp4@psu.edu

Rogers, Connie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise:Changes in energy balance and nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation and cancer risk 
cjr102@psu.edu

Schetter, Susann, D.O.
Associate Professor, Radiology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Breast density and imaging
sschetter@hmc.psu.edu

Schubart, Jane, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgery; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Cancer survivorship intervention research
jschubart@hmc.psu.edu

Sharma, Arun, Ph.D.
Associatet Professor, Pharmacology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Chemical carcinogenesis and cancer preventionCancer survivorship intervention research
aks14@.psu.edu

Short, Pamela, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy & Administration; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Health economics of cancer survivorship, effects of aging on economic sequelae
pxs46@psu.edu

Sinha, Raghu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention by synthetic and naturally occurring agents
rus15@psu.edu

Turrisi, Rob, Ph.D.
Professor, Biobehavioral Health; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Behavioral research on interventions to reduce risky behavior such as sun exposure
rturrisi@psu.edu

Vanamala, Jairam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Food Science; College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of whole foods and the role of gut bacterial in obesity and cancer
juv4@psu.edu

Vanden Heuvel, Jack, Ph.D.
Professor,Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences; College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Role of nutrition and select dietary factors in inflammation and cancer
jpv2@psu.edu

Wang, Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY 
Expertise: Health services research and outcomes research
lwang@phs.psu.edu

Watts, Meredith, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Breast Imaging; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise:Breast imaging
mwatts2@hmc.psu.edu

Wilson, Robin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Moleculare epidemiology of vitamin D and renal cell cancer
rwilson@psu.edu

Wilson, Stephen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology; College of Liberal Arts, UP
Expertise: Addictive behavior and cigarette smoking
sjw42@psu.edu

Wu, Rongling, Ph.D.
Professor, Public Health Sciences: College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Statistical genetics of College of Medicine complex traits and human disease in cancer
rxw35@psu.edu

Yen, John, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Sciences and Technology: College of Information Sciences and Technology, UP
Expertise: Predictive models regarding risk factors associated with cancer
jyen@ist.psu.edu