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Cancer Prevention & Control

The Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control is an NCI-funded T32 postdoctoral program that will equip participants to work at the interface between behavioral and social science, technology, clinical oncology and cancer biology.

The program will provide an immersion in the following, as applied to cancer prevention, control and survivorship:

  • The fundamentals of cancer biology and clinical oncology
  • Theory-based, technology-supported behavioral interventions
  • Outcomes science and measurement
  • Community engagement strategies

The two-year training program will consist of research, educational and career development components and will prepare participants for academic and related careers. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in one of four relevant master’s degree programs: an MPH, an MS in Clinical Investigation, an MS in Health Sciences and Outcomes Research or an MS in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Qualified PhDs and MDs are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please send cover letter, CV, statement describing research interests and experience and at least one letter of recommendation to Bonnie Spring, PhD.

Program Director for Cancer PreventionBonnie Spring, PhD

Program Director for Cancer Control and SurvivorshipFrank Penedo, PhD

Program Assistant: Brittany Appleton, 312-503-6522

Meet our current trainees

Research Mentors

Karl Bilimoria, MD

Karl Bilimoria, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Assessment of surgical outcomes, quality of cancer care

Kenzie Cameron, PhD, MPH

Kenzie Cameron, PhD, MPH

Research Associate Professor, Medicine
Communication-based health interventions

David Cella, PhD

David Cella, PhD

Professor and Chair, Medical Social Sciences
Outcomes and measurement sciences, quality of life (QOL) assessments, health disparities

Sofia Garcia, PhD

Sofia Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Assessment and management of post-treatment symptoms, health literacy

Elizabeth Hahn, MA

Elizabeth Hahn, MA

Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Health literacy, health disparities, health information technologies

Brian Hitsman, PhD

Brian Hitsman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine
Causes and treatments of tobacco dependence

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine
Molecular markers of cancer risk and environmental exposure

Seema Khan, MD, MD

Seema Khan, MD, MD

Professor, Surgery
Cancer prevention clinical trials, breast cancer prevention strategies

Jin-Shei Lai, PhD

Jin-Shei Lai, PhD

Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Psychometrics, health-related QOL assessments

David Mohr, PhD

David Mohr, PhD

Professor, Preventive Medicine
Behavior intervention technologies, psychosocial distress in cancer patients

Judy Moskowitz, PhD

Judy Moskowitz, PhD

Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Adaptive role of positive emotion regulation

Frank Penedo, PhD

Frank Penedo, PhD

Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Psychosocial, sociocultural and biobehavioral aspects of cancer survivorship

Siobhan M Phillips, PhD, MPH

Siobhan M Phillips, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine
Physical activity interventions in cancer survivors

June Robinson, MD

June Robinson, MD

Research Professor, Dermatology
Skin cancer prevention

Juned Siddique, DrPH

Juned Siddique, DrPH

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine
Measurement error in diet and activity interventions

Melissa Simon, MD

Melissa Simon, MD

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cancer health disparities, community-based participatory research

Bonnie Spring, PhD

Bonnie Spring, PhD

Professor, Preventive Medicine
Theory-based technology-supported interventions to alter cancer risk behaviors

Linda Van Horn, PhD

Linda Van Horn, PhD

Professor, Preventive Medicine
Nutritional assessments, dietary interventions

David Victorson, PhD

David Victorson, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Psychosocial, bio-behavioral and mind-body approaches to improve QOL in cancer patients

Lei Wang, PhD

Lei Wang, PhD

Assistant Professo, Radiology
Imaging correlates of treatment-related impairment of cognitive function

Michael Wolf, PhD

Michael Wolf, PhD

Professor, Medicine
Health impairments due to low literacy, remedial strategies

Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Treatment-related fertility impairments

Lisa M Wu, PhD

Lisa M Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Quality of life and cognitive impairment in cancer survivors

Betina R Yanez, PhD

Betina R Yanez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences
>Patient-centered precision oncology

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