Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer T32 - Program Mentors

T32 Molecular Epidemiology Program Mentors

Mentoring will be provided by teams of experienced faculty from a variety of epidemiology-related disciplines, including cancer epidemiology, statistical genetics, cancer genetics, bioinformatics and clinical specialties spanning diverse areas of research interests and cancer sites. Selected research interests of faculty in Cancer Epidemiology include:

  • Development of quantitative imaging models to improve risk prediction and reduce over-diagnosis of lung cancer
  • Environmental and genetic risk factors of melanoma and familial melanoma
  • Epidemiologic, molecular biomarker, and radiologic approaches to impact pancreatic cancer and its precursor lesions
  • Genetic, viral, and nutritional risk factors of primary brain tumor glioma
  • Genetic and epigenetic biomarkers associated with risk and progression of prostate cancer
  • Integrative molecular epidemiology approaches to dissect the function of cancer susceptibility loci identified by GWAS
  • Interplay of cutaneous malignancies with cutaneous viral infections, UV radiation exposure and immune function
  • Life course approaches to evaluate epidemiologic exposures affecting ovarian cancer development and progression
  • HPV natural history and clinical trials for the prevention of HPV-related cancers

Molecular Epidemiology T32 Mentors

The Primary Mentor assumes principal responsibility for mentoring and providing a structured research experience for their trainee. The Primary Mentor is a member of MCC, a USF faculty member, a PI of an extramurally funded research grant in molecular epidemiology, and an experienced mentor of trainees.

Kathleen Egan, ScD
Anna Giuliano, PhD 
John Heine, PhD 
Peter Kanetsky, PhD, MPH 
Nagi Kumar, PhD, RD 
Alvaro Monteiro, PhD 
Jong Park, PhD 
Jennifer Permuth, PhD 
Dana Rollison, PhD 
Matthew Schabath, PhD 
Shelley Tworoger, PhD  
Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD