Mentors

Amr Soliman, MD, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health
Cancer, cancer epidemiology, international health, developing countries, special populations, field methods.
James R. Anderson, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics College of Public Health
Design and analysis of clinical trials, especially cancer clinical trials; statistical and practical issues related to interim monitoring of clinical trials results and Data and Safety Monitoring Committees. Studies of the treatment of childhood cancer, especially soft tissue sarcoma and renal cell tumors. Ethical issues, including those related to Institutional Review Boards, in the conduct of clinical trials research.
Lorena Baccaglini, DDS,PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health
Clinical research, evidence–based medicine, systematic reviews, epidemiological methods, genetic epidemiology, oral and systemic diseases, wound healing, growth factors, head and neck injuries.
Hamid Band, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Breast Cancer Research; Associate Director, Translational Research Eppley Cancer Center; Co-Program Leader of Molecular and Biochemical Etiology Program (MBEP) Eppley Cancer Center
Molecular Control of Tyrosine Kinase Signaling: Cell Biology and translation.
Debora Barnes-Josiah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health
Identification and prevention of infant and child mortality. Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health. Prevention of poor pregnancy outcomes and neonatal mortality.
Surinder K. Batra, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology College of Medicine
Tumor-associated genes; cancer diagnostics, cancer vaccines; monoclonal antibodies, genetic engineering of antibodies.
Tadayoshi Bessho, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
DNA interstrand crosslink repair in mammalian cells.
Robert Chamberlain, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health 
Cancer, cancer epidemiology, international health, developing countries, special populations, field methods.
Wing-Chung (John) Chan, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology College of Medicine
Hematopathology, Lymphoma Biology and Pathogenesis, Development and Refinement of Molecular Assays.
Marlene Cohen, PhD
Professor and Kenneth E. Morehead Endowed Chair in Nursing; Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing
The meaning of illness, primarily cancer, and its treatment.
Kenneth Cowan, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology & Oncology College of Medicine
Hematology and oncology.
Leslie Elliott, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health 
Occupational and environmental health, with an emphasis on respiratory disease. Health effects of volatile organic compounds in indoor environments and bicyclists’ exposures to particulate matter.  Adult-onset allergy and epidemiological methods.
Shawn Gibbs, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor, College of Public Health
Environmental exposure assessment, focusing on environmental microbiology, environmental bioaerosols (bacterial, antibiotic resistant bacteria, fungal, viral) from both the indoor and ambient environments.
Timothy C. Greiner, MD
Professor and Interim Director of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology College of Medicine
Hematopathology, Molecular Pathology, Lyphomagenesis, Post-transplant Lymphomas, HPLC Mutation Analysis, Molecular Epidemiology, cDNA Microarray Analysis, T-cell receptor gamma gene rearrangements, Methylation.
Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics College of Public Health
Statistical models in survival analysis, cancer epidemiology, carcinogenesis, cancer genetics, hereditary cancer, health disparities; quantitative modeling of bone biology and osteoporosis.
Terry T-K Huang, PhD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health College of Public Health
Ecological and multilevel research and applications of health promotion and disease prevention, systems science and public health, strategic directions of health and science policies; translation of science to policy, trans-disciplinary research and cross-sectoral partnerships, international and cross-cultural health, pediatric obesity, metabolic syndrome, and chronic disease, fetal and early childhood nutrition and risks for obesity and chronic diseases, dietary patterns and obesity, research methodology and outcomes evaluation.
KM Monirul Islam, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health
Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections. Global infectious disease epidemiology. Epidemiology of colorectal cancer. Occupational health. Program Evaluation.
Peter Iwen, MS, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology College of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health
The development and optimization of molecular assays for the identification of microbial pathogens with an emphasis on the detection of emerging fungal and bacterial pathogens. Collaboration with bioinformatics researchers to develop curated databases that can be used with different molecular platforms for identification purposes.
Tricia D. LeVan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health 
Genomic Medicine, Genetic Epidemiology. Gene by environment interactions in COPD and Asthma. Functional genomic studies. Genetic and epigenetic influences of pathogen colonization in the lung.
Robert Lewis, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Pathology and Microbiology College of Medicine. Leader, Cancer Genes and Molecular Regulation Program, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases.
Biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology techniques to understand intracellular mechanisms regulating cell growth and differentiation. 
Ge Lin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research and Administration College of Public Health
Geographic information systems, spatial statistics, disease and health outcome surveillance, spatial demography, and spatial data integration.
Xu Luo, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Cell death and cancer treatments.
Jane Meza, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics College of Public Health
Statistical issues related to small-area estimation, disease mapping applications, and combining national and state data to estimate the probability of a rare event.
Youri Pavlov, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
DNA replication, repair and recombination, and the mechanisms of global and region-specific control of mutation rates in different cell types and along chromosomes in eukaryotes.
Angie Rizzino, PhD
Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Stem cell biology and gene regulation.
Eleanor G. Rogan, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health College of Public Health
Elucidating mechanisms of activation of carcinogens, identifying carcinogen-DNA adducts, and correlating adducts with oncogenic mutations.
Simon Sherman, PhD
Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Cancer epidemiology, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, and structural biology and biophysics.
Joyce Solheim, PhD
Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Cancer immunology, tumor-associated antigens, T lymphocytes, developing better immunotherapies for cancer.
Kay-Uwe Wagner, PhD
Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Elucidate the mechanisms regulating the normal development of the mammary gland and to identify genetic pathways that control the development of breast cancer.
Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Psychiatric services research with focus on adults with serious mental illness and of childhood mental disorder early intervention.