Leadership of the NCI Cohort Consortium

Steering Committee Members

Note: Year following Steering Committee Members' names indicates term end date.

  • Heather Eliassen, ScD - 2022
    Chair
    Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Representing the Nurses’ Health Study-II (NHS-II)

  • James V. Lacey, Jr., PhD, MPH - 2023
    Chair Elect
    Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
    Representing the California Teachers Study

  • Jelena Besevic, MSc, PhD - 2024
    University of Oxford
    Representing the UK Biobank

  • Shine Chang, PhD - 2022
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Representing the Mexican American (Mano a Mano) Cohort Study

  • Yu Chen, PhD, MPH - 2024
    New York University School of Medicine
    Representing the NYU Women’s Health Study

  • Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH
    AMC Representative
    Emory University
    Representing the Associate Member Council (AMC)

  • Roger Milne, PhD - 2022
    Outgoing Chair
    Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Representing the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

  • Janet Olson, MPH, PhD - 2024
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
    Representing the Mayo Clinic Biobank

  • Jeannette M. Schenk, PhD, MS, RD - 2022
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Representing the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial

  • Lynne Wilkens, DrPH
    Special Advisor
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center
    Representing the Multiethnic/Minority Cohort Study of Diet and Cancer

Ex-Officio Members

  • Katrina A.B. Goddard, PhD
    Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), NCI

  • Stephen Chanock, MD
    Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), NCI

  • Mia Gaudet, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), NCI

  • Kathy Helzlsouer, MD, MHS
    Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), DCCPS, NCI

NCI Executive Staff

  • Rachel Hanisch, PhD, MPH (Executive Director)
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), DCCPS, NCI

  • Joanne Elena, PhD, MPH (Scientific Director)
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), DCCPS, NCI

  • Scott Rogers, MPH (Advisor, Cohorts and Grants)
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), DCCPS, NCI

  • Pothur Srinivas, PhD, MPH (Deputy Associate Director)
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), DCCPS, NCI

  • Ad hoc Steering Committee Participants: Pothur Srinivas and Scott Rogers