EGRP Staff List

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The following is a list of staff in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). Use the drop down menu to sort the list by Branch, last name, first name, or role. Alternatively, if you would like to search the staff list by scientific interest area, enter keywords into the text box below.

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Branch Name / Title / Contact Info Scientific Interest Areas
OAD Office of the Associate Director  
OAD

Khoury, Muin J., M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director (Acting)

Phone: (240) 276-6888
Email: khourym@mail.nih.gov

  • Epidemiologic methods in research, policy, and practice
  • Human genome epidemiology
  • Public health genomics
  • Multidisciplinary translation research
  • Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics
OAD

Reid, Britt C., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director

Phone: (240) 276-6725
Email: reidbr@mail.nih.gov

  • Susceptibility to environmental determinants of cancer
  • Household air-pollution from solid fuel combustion
OAD

Carter, Daniel
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6747
Email: carterdr@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Clyne, Mindy, M.H.S.
Contractor, Research Associate

Email: mindy.clyne@nih.gov

  • Human genome epidemiology
  • Public health genomics
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Database design and application for analysis and translation of genomic information
OAD

Dathe, Marina
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Knowledge Integration Team

Phone: (240) 276-6617
Email: marina.dathe@nih.gov

  • Knowledge synthesis and translation
  • Evidence-based evaluation
  • Risk prevention
OAD

Felix, Tina
Program Support Assistant

Phone: (240) 276-6717
Email: felixa@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Harvey, Chinonye (Nonye), M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor

Phone: (240) 276-6898
Email: harveyn@mail.nih.gov

  • Global health
  • Health disparities research
  • Role of lifestyle, the environment, and early life exposures in cancer and cancer-related outcomes
OAD

Kaefer, Christine M., M.B.A., R.D.
Communications Coordinator

Phone: (240) 276-6743
Email: kaeferc@mail.nih.gov

  • Translating scientific findings for diverse audiences
  • Communicating complex health risk information
OAD

Kennedy, Amy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Cohorts and Consortia Team

Phone: (240) 276-6723
Email: kennedyae@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic susceptibility to cancer
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Public health genomics
  • Effect modifiers in genetic association studies
  • Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
  • Cancer/health disparities
  • Childhood cancer
OAD

Kern, Anna, M.A.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6928
Email: kernak@mail.nih.gov

  • Women's health
  • Cancer
  • Social marketing campaigns
  • Utilizing mobile and social media platforms for behavior change
OAD

Lane, Crystal, M.P.H., M.S.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6771
Email: crystal.lane@nih.gov

  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC)
  • Improving the quality of post-treatment survival for cancer patients
  • Generating collaborative resources for cancer prevention, care, and research
OAD

Overton, Adrienne, M.P.A.
Program Analyst

Phone: (240) 276-6682
Email: overtona@mail.nih.gov

  • Infectious diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Health disparities/underserved populations
  • Health policy
OAD

Qadir, Ximena Vanegas, Ph.D.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Knowledge Integration Team

Phone: (240) 276-6742
Email: qadirxv@mail.nih.gov

  • Public health genomics
  • Research translation
  • Data access and sharing
  • Reducing health disparities
  • Cancer risk prediction and risk reduction
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Knowledge integration tools
OAD

Rogers, Scott D., M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor

Phone: (240) 276-6932
Email: rogerssc@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic susceptibility to cancer
OAD

Seminara, Daniela, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist and Cohorts and Consortia Team Lead

Phone: (240) 276-6748
Email: seminard@mail.nih.gov

Dr. Seminara will be on an Intergovernment Personnel ActExternal Web Site Policy assignment to the Stanford Cancer InstituteExternal Web Site Policy as a Consulting Professor in Population Sciences. During this time, Dr. Seminara can be reached via e-mail for science-related questions but will not have any grants management responsibilities or input on funding decisions.

  • Genomic epidemiology of cancer, including gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
  • Application of genomic epidemiology to public health, disease prevention, and therapy
  • Cross-disciplinary knowledge synthesis in cancer and other complex diseases
  • Familial cancer registries
  • Collaborative research through interdisciplinary cancer consortia, including data sharing policies
OAD

Tabron, Felicia
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6779
Email: tabronfa@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Thompson, Marta
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6872
Email: thompsonma@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Wellons, Audrey, M.P.H.
Contractor, Communications Consultant

Phone: (240) 276-6716
Email: audrey.wellons@nih.gov

  • New media for health communication, reproductive health, behavioral economics, social entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, and global health
CTEB Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch  
CTEB

Freedman, Andrew N., Ph.D.
Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6697
Email: freedmaa@mail.nih.gov

  • Developing, applying, and evaluating prediction models for cancer risk and prognosis
  • Developing benefit/risk indices for pharmaceuticals used to prevent and treat cancer
  • Identifying clinical, epidemiologic, and pharmacogenomic factors related to cancer treatment outcomes
CTEB

Bradley, Marie, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Pharm.
Cancer Prevention Fellow

Phone: (240) 240-6883
Email: bradleymc@mail.nih.gov

  • Effects of routinely used medications on cancer risk and disease prevention
  • Adverse and/or long-term effects of chemotherapeutic and other pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of cancer
CTEB

Cook, Allison
Extramural Support Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6687
Email: cookal@mail.nih.gov

  • Cancer and the Environment
  • Global Health
  • Risk Communication about Environmental Public Health
  • Long-term Effects of Exposure to Radiation and Toxins
  • Food Security
  • Urban Public Health Systems
CTEB

Elena, Joanne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6818
Email: elenajw@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary and lifestyle risk factors related to cancer progression, recurrence, and survival outcomes
  • Design and Use of Cohort Studies, particularly for Cancer Survivor Populations
CTEB

Filipski, Kelly K., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6841
Email: filipskikk@mail.nih.gov

  • Pharmacogenomic factors related to cancer treatment outcomes and toxicity
CTEB

Marcus, Pam, Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6901
Email: marcusp@mail.nih.gov

  • Cancer epidemiology and screening
  • Cancer risk in persons with chronic conditions
  • Operations and management of large, multicenter initiatives, including clinical trials
  • Lung cancer
CTEB

Rivera, Donna, PharmD., M.S.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-7674
Email: donna.rivera@nih.gov

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Biomarkers
  • Chemotherapeutics
  • Risk Modeling
  • Adverse Events
  • Women's Health
  • Patient Safety
CTEB

Shelburne, Nonniekaye F., C.R.N.P., M.S., A.O.C.N.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6897
Email: nshelburne@mail.nih.gov

  • Epidemiology and benefit-risk prediction models for clinical oncology practice related to cancer treatment outcomes and toxicity and translation into clinical oncology practice
EEB Environmental Epidemiology Branch  
EEB

Ellison, Gary L., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Acting Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6783
Email: ellisong@mail.nih.gov

  • Elucidating the role of physical and chemical exposures, lifestyle, and the macro-environment in cancer incidence and progression
  • Cancer disparities
  • Early-life environmental factors
  • Global health
  • Cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, and rectum
EEB

Dold, Georgia
Extramural Support Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6784
Email: georgiadold@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
EEB

Lai, Gabriel, Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-7201
Email: laigy@mail.nih.gov

  • Modifiable and lifestyle factors—such as diet and nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and energy metabolism—related to cancer risk and etiology and other cancer-related outcomes
  • Cancer disparities in racial/ethnic groups in the United States and other countries; global health
  • Early-life exposures
EEB

Lam, Tram K., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6967
Email: lamt@nih.gov

  • Cancer epidemiology, including infectious agents, lifestyle factors, genomic factors, gene-environment interactions
  • Infection-related cancers, pathogen-host co-evolution, novel infectious agents
  • Knowledge integration/meta-research to advance research by synthesizing cross-disciplinary knowledge, identifying scientific gaps, and translating epidemiologic findings
  • Understudied/under-researched populations in cancer epidemiology, health disparities
EEB

Lee, Jennifer, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-7333
Email: jennifer.lee7@nih.gov

  • Dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Obesity
  • Energy balance
  • Physical activity
  • Pediatric nutrition
EEB

Mahabir, Somdat, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6941
Email: mahabir@mail.nih.gov

  • Early-life factors and cancer development later in life (childhood and adult cancers)
  • Nutrition, energetics, and other lifestyle factors in cancer epidemiology
  • Nutraceuticals and cancer
  • Use of "omics" approaches to understand the links between lifestyle factors and the genome, epigenome, microbiome, and metabolome on cancer prevention, etiology, treatment, and survival
  • Cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Caribbean/Latin America
EEB

Starks, Vaurice L.
Program Director

Phone: (301) 624-1299
Email: starksv@mail.nih.gov

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
GEB Genomic Epidemiology Branch  
GEB

Gillanders, Elizabeth M., Ph.D.
Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6764
Email: lgilland@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic epidemiology of cancer
GEB

Brignole, Katy, M.Sc.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-5612
Email: brignolekr@mail.nih.gov

  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Risk and the role of environment
  • Behavior
  • Genes in disease
  • Spatial-temporal epidemiology
  • Cervical cancer
  • Infectious agents and cancer
  • Mixed methods research
  • Appropriate low cost technologies for low resource settings
GEB

Caga-anan, Charlisse, J.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6738
Email: cagaananef@mail.nih.gov

  • Ethics of genomics and genetics research
  • Health law and bioethics
GEB

Carrick, Danielle Mercatante, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6749
Email: carrick@mail.nih.gov

  • Immunology, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases associated with cancer risk
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenomics
  • Biospecimen research
  • Functional genomics
GEB

Chenjo, Charmeeka
Program Support Assistant

Phone: (240) 276-6739
Email: chenjoc@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
GEB

Green, Tiffany, M.H.S., M.P.H.
Contractor, Program Analyst

Phone: (240) 428-0142
Email: greentif@mail.nih.gov

  • Ethical and social issues surrounding advances in the genetic epidemiology of cancer and infectious diseases
GEB

Martin, Damali N., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6746
Email: martinda@mail.nih.gov

  • Health disparities in populations of African descent, globally
  • Global Health and cancer epidemiology with focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean
GEB

Mechanic, Leah E., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6847
Email: mechanil@mail.nih.gov

  • Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
  • Biospecimen science
  • Molecular epidemiology of lung cancer
  • Hematological malignancies
  • Endometrial cancer
GEB

Nelson, Stefanie A., Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6944
Email: nelsons@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic differences affecting cancer risk and response to treatment
  • Understanding the function of cancer risk variants
  • Interactions between the germline and somatic cancer genomes
GEB

Rotunno, Melissa, Ph.D.,
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-7245
Email: rotunnom@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic epidemiology of lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Application of new analytical methods in genomics
  • Pleiotropic effects in cancer susceptibility
  • Next-generation sequencing in cancer epidemiology
GEB

Tingle, Sharna, M.P.H.
Contractor, Program Analyst

Phone: (240) 276-6934
Email: tinglesr@mail.nih.gov

  • Health policy
  • Bioethics
  • Public health genomics
GEB

Zanetti, Krista A., Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6843
Email: zanettik@mail.nih.gov

  • Metabolomics
  • Biological determinants of health disparities associated with cancer
MTB Methods and Technologies Branch  
MTB

Verma, Mukesh, Ph.D.
Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6889
Email: vermam@mail.nih.gov

  • Biomarkers
  • Epigenetics
  • Epidemiology Technologies
  • Proteomics
  • MicroRNA
  • Methylation
  • Mitochondria
  • Nanotechnology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Susceptibility Factors
  • Systems Genetics
  • Metabolomics
MTB

Divi, Rao L., Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6913
Email: divir@mail.nih.gov

  • Methods for Cancer Epidemiology
  • DNA Damage
  • Genomic Rearrangements
  • Chromosomal Translocations
  • Retrotransposons
  • Preclinical Markers
  • MicroRNA
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Transcriptomics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Molecular Markers
  • Methods for Risk Assessment
  • Toxicity and Carcinogenicity
  • High-Throughput Screening
  • Bioinformatics
  • Exposome
  • Exosomes
  • Oncosomes
RFAB Risk Factors Assessment Branch  
RFAB

Krebs-Smith, Susan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Acting Branch Chief

Phone: (240) 276-6949
Email: krebssms@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary monitoring
  • Dietary assessment methodology
  • Pattern assessment
  • Multilevel risk factor assessment
  • Dietary guidance and food policy
RFAB

McKinnon, Robin, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6921
Email: mckinnonr@mail.nih.gov

  • Obesity policy research
  • Economics of obesity
  • Measurement of the food and physical activity environments
RFAB

Reedy, Jill, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6812
Email: reedyj@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment/monitoring
  • Dietary patterning
  • Food environment
RFAB

Subar, Amy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6695
Email: subara@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment
  • Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA 24)
  • Measurement error
  • Food frequency questionnaire
RFAB

Thompson, Frances, Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6781
Email: thompsof@mail.nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment
  • Short dietary assessment instruments
  • Assessment of past diet
  • Study design
  • Public health
RFAB

Troiano, Richard, Ph.D.
Program Director

Phone: (240) 276-6916
Email: troianor@mail.nih.gov

  • Physical activity assessment/monitoring
  • Body weight assessment/monitoring
RFAB

Wilson, Maggie, M.P.H.
Contractor, Research Associate

Phone: (240) 276-6702
Email: maggie.wilson@nih.gov

  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary patterns
  • Nutrition policy

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