Areas of Research

The UACC Cancer Prevention and Control Program provides two training track pathways:  Chemoprevention/Molecular Mechanisms and Population/Behavioral Science. Promising applicants representing any discipline related to cancer prevention and control health disparities or desire training in cancer prevention and control health disparities are encouraged to apply.

The positions are funded through the T32 Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Research Grant supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The goal of the T32 Training Grant is to train successful researchers in the field of cancer prevention and control health disparities.

Potential mentors and mentoring committee members for T32 CPC fellows are listed below.  Please note that primary mentors are not required to be on these lists, but at one of the mentors listed below should be included in a fellow's mentoring committee.  


Name Research Interests
Alberts, David S., MD; Medicine, Pharmacology Colon cancer, skin cancer, gynecological cancer
Barton, Jennifer K., PhD; Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Translational biomedical optics for the early detection of cancer
Chow, Hsiao-Hui Sherry, PhD; Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical development of cancer chemopreventive agents
Ellis, Nathan A., PhD; Cellular & Molecular Medicine , Cancer Biology Genomic instability and cancer susceptibility, colon cancer and early onset colorectal cancer in African Americans
Funk, Janet L., MD; Medicine , BIO5 Institute Breast Cancer
Meuillet, Emmanuelle J., PhD; Nutritional Sciences, BIO5 Institute Lipid and cholesterol metabolism in carcinogenesis; chempreventive drug development
Muramoto, Myra L., MD, MPH; Family and Community Medicine, Public Health Novel pharmacologic, behavioral, and system interventions for tobacco cessation in underserved populations
Pagel , Mark D., PhD; Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering Optical and molecular cancer imaging

Romagnolo, Donato MSc, PhD; Nutritional Sciences, Center for Toxicology

Epigenetic silencing of environmental and dietary xenobiotics; the role of dietary bioactive food components in the etiology and prevention of cancer and inflammation
Witte, Marlys H., MD; Surgery Lymph Vascular Disease
Zhang, Donna D., PhD; Pharmacology and Toxicology, BIO5 Institute Drug development for chemoprevention


Name Research Interests
Badger, Terry A.,PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAPOS, FAAN; Nursing, Psychiatry Quality of life for cancer survivors, psychosocial oncology services for underserved, multicultural populations. 
Burgess, Jefferey L., MD, MPH, MS; Public Health, BIO5 Institute Environmental health issues, populations exposed to arsenic and associated biomarkers and adverse effects, occupational health and cancer prevention 
Calhoun, Elizabeth A., PhD, MEd; Public Health, Surgery Minority Health and health disparities focused on breast cancer disparities and patient navigators in improving compliance with cancer care
Carvajal, Scott C., PhD, MPH; Public Health Health behavior theory, social ecological models within minority populations, Latino/cultural behavioral science and health promotion science
Chen, Zhao, PhD, MPH; Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Body composition, aging, risk factors for cancer in diverse ethnic groups
Funk, Janet L., MD; Medicine, BIO5 Institute Breast Cancer
Going, Scott B., PhD; Nutritional Sciences, Public Health Body composition assessment methods, including dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, and physical activity assessment, exercise training and physical activity interventions, and promotion of health-related behaviors including physical activity and diet in Hispanic and American Indian communities
Gordon, Judith S., PhD; Family and Community Medicine Behavioral health, modification of lifestyle behaviors to improve health and healthcare, health disparities
Harris, Robin B., PhD, MPH; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health Skin cancer prevention, behavioral and lifestyle risk factors for cancer, environmental exposures, and cancer prevention among Hopi and Hispanic populations 
Hsu, Paul, PhD; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health Statistical methodology in cancer research in health disparities
Menon, Usha, PhD, RN, FAAN; Nursing, Research and Global Advances Health behavior change to reduce health disparities in cancer prevention
Muramoto, Myra L., MD, MPH; Family and Community Medicine, Public Health Novel pharmacologic, behavioral, and system interventions for tobacco cessation in underserved populations
Stone, Jeffrey A., PhD; Psychology, Psychiatry Attitude and behavior change processes; The role of stereotypes and prejudice in health disparities
Thomson, Cynthia A., PhD, RD; Public Health, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion Diet and behavioral interventions for the modification of cancer risk in Hispanic communities to reduce health disparities