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Affiliations/Appointments Research Interests
Altman, Russ, MD, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor:Medicine, Bioengineering and Genetics
Professor & Chair: Bioengineering
Director: Helix Group
Program Director: Biomedical Informatics
Professor (by courtesy): Computer Science
Associate: CHP/PCOR, PharmGKB
Member: BioX

Computational methods for analyzing functional genomics information
Emphasis: Biostatistics, Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics

Chang, Ellen, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Managing Scientist in Health Sciences: Exponent, San Francisco Bay Area
Hepatocellular carcinoma, Epidemiology of Lymphoid Malignancies, Lung cancer, community outreach
Emphasis: Hepatocellular carcinoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, etiology and prevention
Cheng, Iona, PhD
CPIC Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry
Cancer epidemiology with a focus on multiethnic populations
Emphasis: Genetic Susceptibility, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cancer Etiology
Clarke, Christina, MPH PhD
School of Medicine Profile 

Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
California Teachers Study
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry

Epidemiology of Lymphoid Malignancies, Epidemiology of Breast Cancer, Cancer surveillance, new technologies for epidemiologic data collection
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prognosis and Survival, Surveillance Research
Davis, Ronald, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Biochemistry, Genetics
Director: Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC)
Collaborating Faculty: Biomedical Informatics
Whole genome analysis projects
Emphasis: Biostatistical methods, High throughput genetic analysis, Bioinformatics
Fisher, Paul, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Pediatrics
Professor (by Courtesy): Neurosurgery
CBTRUS
Epidemiology, natural history, and disease patterns of brain tumors in childhood
Emphasis: Childhood Cancers, Prognosis and Survival
Glaser, Sally, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
CEO Emerita and Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Associate Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Director: Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry
Hodgkin's Lymphoma, breast cancer, and surveillance research (the use of population-based cancer and other data to monitor cancer occurrence and related population patterns)
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Prognosis and Survival
Gomez, Scarlett, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Associate Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry
Methodological studies aimed at improving cancer registry data for studies of race/ethnicity and social determinants in cancer incidence and outcomes
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Prognosis and Survival, Surveillance Research
Haile, Robert, Dr PH
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Director: Population Science
Acting Professor Medicine: Oncology
Environmental and genetic epidemiology, high risk popultaions
Emphasis:Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lynch Syndrome
Horn-Ross, Pamela, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Senior Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Professor:
HRP-Epidemiology
California Teachers Study
Nutrient/gene interaction in cancer prevention
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Endometrial Cancer
Hsing, Ann, PhD, MPH
CPIC Profile 
Chief Scientific Officer: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Professor:
HRP-Epidemiology

Etiology of hormone-related cancers, racial/ethnic differences in etiology
Emphasis:Hormone exposure, Lifestyle factors, Genetic susceptibility, Prostate cancer, Biliary tract cancer
John, Esther, PhD, MSPH
School of Medicine Profile 
Senior Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Professor:
HRP-Epidemiology

Breast Cancer Family Registry

Role of modifiable lifestyle factors, genetic susceptibility, and early-life factors in cancer etiology; cancer in Latina and African American populations.    
Emphasis: Cancer etiology, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer 

Keegan, Theresa, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 

Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry

Cancer epidemiology and cancer surveillance, with primary areas of interest in genetic and modifiable factors that influence the occurrence of and survival after cancer.
Emphasis: Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prognosis and Survival, Surveillance Research
Le, Gem, PhD, MHS
CPIC Profile 

Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Asian Cancer Study

Roles of social networks in cancer prevention and control.
Emphasis: Cancer disparities, telehealth technology
Nelson, David, PhD
CPIC Profile 
Principal Biostatistician: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
California Teachers Study
Reliable model selection in an environment where the ratio of the number of potential variables p to the sample size n is larger than what has been traditionally encountered. Such "small n, large p" situations have become especially prevalent in modern "-omics" data.
Emphasis:Effective models for predicting disease outcomes from environmental exposure data
Owens, Douglas, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Director: Stanford-UCSF Evidence-Based Practice Center
Professor: Medicine-Primary Care Outcomes Research
Senior Investigator: VA Palo Alto
Professor (by Courtesy): HRP - Health Services Research
Affiliated Faculty: Medical Informatics
Faculty Member: CHP/PCOR
Participating Faculty: Biomedical Informatics
Member:Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical and health policy problems
Emphasis: Prognosis and Survival, H. Pylori, Patterns of Care
Parsonnet, Julie, MD
School of Medicine Profile 
Professor: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Medicine
Associate: CHP/PCOR
Infectious disease epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, long-term consequences of chronic bacterial infection
Emphasis: H. Pylori, Patterns of Care
Plevritis, Sylvia, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, Radiologicl Sciences Laboratory, CISAC, Center for Cancer Systems Biology,
Participating Faculty: Biomedical Informatics
Associate: CHP/PCOR Affiliate:BioX
CISNet
Breast Cancer Research Program
Developing stochastic models of the natural history of cancer and deriving estimates of the rates that cancer progresses from non-metastatic to metastatic states.
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Surveillance Modeling
Quach, Thu, PhD
CPIC Profile 
Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology

Environmental and occupational risk factors for cancer
Emphasis: Health disparities in immigrant populations

Reynolds, Peggy, PhD
Profile 
Senior Research Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Consulting Professor:
HRP-Epidemiology
California Teachers Study
Environmental epidemiology with a focus on breast cancer and cancers in children.
Emphasis: Cancer Etiology
Salzman, Julia, AB, PhD
Profile 
Acting Assistant Professor: Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics

Use of experimental and statistical tools to construct a high dimensional picture of gene regulation,
Emphasis: Bioinformatics, Statistics

Schupp, Clayton, MS, PhD
Profile 
Staff Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Identifying and understanding racial / ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes
Emphasis: Prostate cancer

Sieh, Weiva, MD, PhD
Profile 
Assistant Professor: HRP-Epidemiology

Genetic and clinical epidemiology of cancer.
Emphasis: Prostate and women’s cancers

Tang, Hua, AB, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 
Associate Professor: Genetics

Statistical and computational methods for population genomics analyses
Emphasis:Genetic association studies
West, Dee, PhD
Profile 
Professor Emeritus: HRP-Epidemiology
California Teachers Study
Colon Cancer Family Registry
Cancer etiology (diet and familial), cancer surveillance, and cancer outcomes.
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prognosis and Survival, Patterns of Care
Whittemore, Alice, PhD
School of Medicine Profile 

Professor:
HRP-Epidemiology
Breast Cancer Family Registry
Family Registry of Ovarian Cancer,
ICPCG


Developing improved statistical methods for the design and conduct of studies involving hereditary predisposition and modifiable lifestyle characteristics in the etiologies of site-specific cancers
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Biostatistical Methods, Prognosis and Survival, Patterns of Care
CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY PROGRAM ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Chu, Lisa W, PhD, MPH
Profile 
Senior Staff Scientist: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Molecular epidemiology of prostate, breast, and biliary tract cancers; role of circadian rhythms in cancer etiology
Emphasis:Molecular epidemiology, Circadian rhythms, Gene-environment interactions, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, and Biliary tract cancer
Friedman, Gary, MD, MS
School of Medicine Profile 
Investigator: Kaiser Permanente
Consulting Professor: HRP-Epidemiology
Chronic disease epidemiology, particularly cancer, cardiovascular disease, adverse effects of smoking, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, evaluation of screening tests.
Emphasis: Ovarian Cancer, Patterns of Care
McGuire, Valerie, PhD
Profile 
Senior Research Scientist: HRP- Epidemiology
ACES ALS Consortium of Epidemiologic Studies
Ovarian-CFR
Epidemiology of reproductive cancers, including breast and ovarian cancer Of particular interest are BRCA genes and hormonal factors as they contribute to the risk of these disorders.
Emphasis: Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
McLaughlin, Robert, PhD
Profile 
CPIC In House Counsel and Research Scientist:
Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Human subjects protection and the ethics of participant-based biomedical research
Emphasis: Bioethicss

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