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Population Science Research (Resident Members)


Bandera Research Program
Dr. Elisa V. Bandera is an epidemiologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and her research and training program focuses on the role of nutritional, hormonal, and other lifestyle factors play on cancer prevention and survival. She is also interested in early determinants of breast cancer risk.

Devine Research Program
The Devine Research Program focuses on the psychosocial aspects of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivorship, including patient and family adaptation to illness, adherence to medical recommendations and survivorship care, and health promotion for survivors. 

Fong Research Laboratory
Dr. Fong’s research program aims to understand the influence of physical activity and health behaviors on psychosocial outcomes among cancer survivors using innovative, remote-delivered interventions guided by dissemination and implementation science.

Heckman Research Laboratory
Dr. Heckman’s research program focuses on developing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative interventions to improve cancer risk and risk-reduction behaviors, primarily related to skin cancer.

Kinney Research Laboratory
Dr. Anita Kinney has been an actively funded investigator in the area of cancer prevention and control for over 25 years with a focus on behavioral, ethical, social, and care delivery genetics research. 

Kohler Research Program
Dr. Kohler’s research is primarily focused on analyzing social, behavioral, and structural determinants of cancer disparities among vulnerable populations. Specifically, she is interested in developing and evaluating interventions to improve breast and cervical cancer control in racial/ethnic minorities and socio-economically vulnerable populations.

Manne Research Program
Dr. Manne has held continuous National Institute of Health (NIH) funding for 31 years, and has a long-standing research interest in how relationships influence cancer adaptation, as well as testing ways to improve psychosocial and behavioral outcomes for cancer survivors.

Qin Research Program
Dr. Qin is an epidemiologist with research interests in multilevel modifiable risk factors that influence cancer health disparities, especially breast and ovarian cancers. 

Stroup Research Program
Dr. Stroup’s expertise in cancer surveillance research and descriptive epidemiology has led to research that not only advances methods to assess the burden of disease in large geographically-defined populations, but has led to a growing disparities research portfolio to identify special populations that might be at greater risk for cancer or are underserved.

Zeinomar Research Program
Dr. Zeinomar is a cancer epidemiologist interested in understanding the role of genetics, the environment, lifestyle factors, and their interplay on breast cancer etiology and prognosis.