Cancer Control and Population Sciences Members

Cancer Control and Population Sciences researchers are highly focused on studying causes of cancer and ways to prevent it, detect it earlier, improve tolerance of treatment, and manage its symptoms and the quality of life for patients during treatment and in the years following. 
 
 
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Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship.

Andrew Artz
Andrew Saul Artz, M.D., M.S.
Hematologist-Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrew Artz, M.D., M.S., is a professor at City of Hope’s Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute.

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Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte - Main Campus

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., is a professor and directs the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education at City of Hope. She is a notable leader in examining cancer disparities and quality of life. Her life's work is to increase the voice and representation of underrepresented groups in

Sharon Bailk Ph.D.
Duarte - Main Campus

Her research interests focus on improving the health-related quality of life of cancer survivors, with a particular emphasis on medically underserved populations.

Kathleen Blazer
Kathleen Blazer, Ed.D., M.S., CGC
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Kathleen Blazer is the Associate Director of the Cancer Genomics Education Program at City of Hope.

William Dale, M.D. Ph.D.
William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician; Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.

Benjamin Djulbegovic
Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation; Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Dr. Djulbegovic's main academic and research interest lies in attempts to measure and optimize clinical research and practice of medicine by understanding both the nature of medical evidence and decision-making.

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Duarte - Main Campus

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor in City of Hope's Division of Thoracic Surgery. She sees patients with lung, esophageal and mediastinal tumors. Her research focuses on eliminating health inequity in thoracic oncology patients.

Betty Ferrell, R.N., Ph.D., M.A., C.H.P.N., F.A.A.N., F.P.C.N.
Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., CHPN
Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., CHPN, FAAN, FPCN, director, Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care.

Stacy Gray
Stacy W. Gray, M.D., A.M.
Deputy Director, Center for Precision Medicine; Physician
Duarte - Main Campus

Stacy W. Gray, M.D., is deputy director of the Center for Precision Medicine and professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics within the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, and a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Sciences.

Stephen Gruber
Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, City of Hope National Medical Center; Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

A world-renowned cancer geneticist, Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., focuses his research on precision medicine and the genomics of cancer in order to improve treatment and care for cancer patients and their families. His emphasis is bringing clinical cancer genetics and translational research

Heather Hampel | Associate Director | Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics | City of Hope | Duarte, CA
Duarte - Main Campus

Heather Hampel, M.S., CGC, is a clinical professor and associate director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Medical Oncology.

Marta Jankowska, Ph.D.
Marta Jankowska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Marta Jankowska received her Ph.D. at San Diego State University and University of California Santa Barbara, where she also did postdoctoral work in family medicine and public health.

Meet Dr. Veronica C. Jones
Duarte - Main Campus

Veronica Jones, M.D., is a surgeon specializing in breast cancer surgery at City of Hope.

Jae Kim
Jae Y. Kim, M.D.
Thoracic Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

Jae Y. Kim, M.D., is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Kim specializes in esophageal cancer and lung cancer, robotic surgery, mesothelioma and thymoma.

Meet James V. Lacey Jr
James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Director, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Dr. Lacey studies women’s cancer risks and outcomes. He is a principal investigator of the California Teachers Study cancer epidemiology cohort, and he leads innovative initiatives to improve transparency, efficiency and data-sharing in population sciences.

Meet Richard T. Lee, M.D.
Richard T. Lee, M.D.
Medical Director, Supportive & Integrative Medicine, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Lennar Foundation Cancer Center; Newport Beach Fashion Island; Duarte - Main Campus

Richard T. Lee, M.D., is the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.

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Daneng Li, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Daneng Li, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in geriatric oncology and treating gastrointestinal cancers.

Jeannine McCune
Jeannine McCune, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science
Duarte - Main Campus

Jeannine McCune, Pharm.D., is a professor in the Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science and Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope.

Susan Neuhausen
Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D., is The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. She conducts research focused on identifying genes that predispose to disease.

Narissa Nonzee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Narissa Nonzee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Narissa Nonzee, Ph.D., is a health services researcher and Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope.

Sunita Patel
Sunita Patel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Sunita Patel, Ph.D is an associate professor in the departments of Supportive Care Medicine and Population Sciences.

Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Mina Sedrak, M.D., M.S., is a breast cancer oncologist and assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

Victoria Seewaldt
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., is the Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences and chair and professor of the Department of Population Sciences, with a clinical specialty in breast cancer.

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Christopher Sistrunk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Christopher Sistrunk, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope

Virginia Sun
Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences Education
Duarte - Main Campus

Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her research on developing and testing interventions to improve patient and family-centered care and surgical outcomes.

Ana Tergas
Duarte - Main Campus

Ana Tergas, M.D., M.P.H., is a gynecologic oncologist and assistant clinical professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology within the Department of Surgery at City of Hope.

Cristian Tomasetti, Ph.D. | Director | Center for Cancer Early Detection | City of Hope | Duarte, CA
Duarte - Main Campus

Dr. Tomasetti’s work is recognized internationally for his paradigm-shifting contributions to the current understanding of cancer etiology and tumor evolution. By combining mathematical modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning with experimental, epidemiological and DNA sequencing data, he

Jeffrey Trent
Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D.
TGen President and Research Director

Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D., is the president and research director of Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), which joined forces with City of Hope to accelerate the speed at which scientists and medical staff convert research discoveries into cures for patients.

Lindsey Trevino
Lindsey S. Treviño, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Lindsey S. Treviño, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Division of Health Equities and Department of Population Sciences.

Meet Professor Sophia Wang, Ph.D.
Sophia S. Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Dr. Wang is a molecular epidemiologist whose multifaceted research spans the evaluation of genes and heritability, the physical and social environment, and their interactions in cancer and cardiovascular disease etiologies, leveraging data from large cohort and international consortia.

ALEX K. WONG, MD, FACS
Alex K. Wong, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Alex K. Wong, M.D., is a plastic surgeon and a professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wong specializes in reconstruction of defects and complex wounds after cancer treatment and surgery.

F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Departments of Population Sciences
F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Sciences and Computational and Quantitative Medicine, Division of Biostatistics; Scientist, Outcomes Research
Duarte - Main Campus

F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Sciences and Computational and Quantitative Medicine and a scientist in the Division of Outcomes Research.

Lisa Yee
Lisa Yee, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist; Breast Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

Lisa Yee, M.D., is a breast surgical oncologist at City of Hope's Duarte and South Pasadena locations.

Finly Zacharia Bio
Duarte - Main Campus

Finly Zachariah, M.D., specializes in the palliative medicine at City of Hope cancer research hospital, helping patients with their supportive care needs, from pain control to the many issues involved in hospice and end-of-life care.

TGEN MEMBERS

Distinguished Professor and Director, Quantitative Medicine and Systems Biology Program