The TEAM

The study team includes researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, University of Southern California, Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute and Westat, a research firm. An advisory committee including breast cancer advocates, as well as scientific advisers from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and Boston University are also guiding the study.

LEADING THE STUDY

Dr. Ellen Velie Ellen Velie, MPH, PhD
Lead Study Researcher
Epidemiologist

Professor
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Joan A. Van Deuren Professor
in Breast Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
1240 N. 10th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
velie@uwm.edu
414-227-3383
Dr. Dorothy Pathak Dr. Ann Hamilton Dr. Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer
Dorothy Pathak, MS, PhD
Lead Researcher for
Michigan State University
Epidemiologist/
Biostatistician

Professor
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Department of
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
909 Fee Rd., Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824
pathak@msu.edu
Ann Hamilton, PhD
Lead Researcher for
Los Angeles County
Epidemiologist

Associate Professor of Research
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Health Sciences Campus
University of Southern California
SSB 318E M/C 9239
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
ahamilt@med.usc.edu
Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD
Lead Researcher for
Metropolitan Detroit
Epidemiologist

Associate Professor
Department of Oncology
Wayne State University
and Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R
Mail Code: MM04EP
Detroit, MI 48201
dimmerj@karmanos.org

CO-INVESTIGATORS

Paul Auer, PhD
Biostatistician
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Nicole Carnegie, PhD
Biostatistician
Assistant Professor, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Howard T. Chang, MD PhD
Pathologist Associate Professor Department of Neurology & Ophthalmology Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Dennis M. Deapen, DPH,
Epidemiologist
Professor, Division of Epidemiology Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Richard T. Houang, PhD
Social Science Biostatistician
Associate Professor
Dean's Office
College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Karl Olson, PhD
Physiologist
Associate Professor Department of Physiology Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Cheng Zheng, PhD
Biostatistician
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
   

CONSULTANTS

Christine Erdmann, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist
Health Scientist
Armed Forces Medical Examiner System
Department of Defense
Annapolis, MD
Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW, MA
Social Worker
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, PhD
Epidemiologist
Associate Professor
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
University of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Amani Nuru-Jeter, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist
Assistant Professor
Community Health & Human Development and Epidemiology
University of California
Berkeley, CA

DATA COLLECTION TEAM

 

Pictured: Westat Team

WESTAT
Rockville, MD

Jeanne Rosenthal
Vice President
Ralph DiGaetano
Senior Statistician
Ron Klinger
Senior Study Director
Giannella De Rienzo
Field Director
Bibi Gollapudi
Survey Operations

METROPOLITAN DETROIT
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Detroit, Michigan

Gwendolyn Norman, RN, MPH, PhD
Project Coordinator
Terry Smith
Research Assistant
Landa Daniels
Senior Interviewer
Amanda Bullock
Interviewer
Heloise Glenn
Interviewer
Verona Ivory
Interviewer
Mary Beth Kolbicz
Interviewer/Phlebotomist
Allison Kennedy
Interviewer
Arkeshia Barnes
Phlebotomist

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Denise Modjeski, MS
Project Coordinator and Interviewer
Kashonda Davis
Interviewer
Priscilla Gardner
Interviewer
Wendy McGlothlin
Interviewer
Paige Rosenthal
Interviewer
Ellesa Maxie
Phlebotomist
Jennifer Zelaya
Telephone Interviewer
Renee Bickerstaff-Magee
Telephone Interviewer

STUDY COORDINATING CENTER

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE
Joseph J. Zliber School of Public Health
Milwaukee, WI

Patti Gillette, MPH
Project Director
Brian Thayer, MS
MS Data Manager / Analyst
Jennifer Woo, MPH
Research Assistant
Zhenzhen Zhang, MPH, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Jeanne Meier, PhD
Research Associate
Amy Parry, MPH
candidate Research Assistant
Beneet Pandey, MS
MS candidate Research Assistant

Special thanks for the contributions and input from previous Information Technologist Steven Larmore, as well as Undergraduate Research Assistants: Marielle Gagnier, James Dodge, Andrew Jessmore, Olga Prushinskaya, Theresa Kowalaski, Kevin Petersen, Stephen Diljak and Hannah Selig.

DATA COORDINATING CENTER

NORRIS COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
Cancer Research Informatics Core
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Jeet Poonater, MR
CAFE Framework Developer
Sapna Gupta, MS
CAFE Developer
Vaibhav Bora, MS
CAFE Developer
Reed Comire
Director

COMMUNITY ADVISORY TEAM

Twyla Griffin
Breast Cancer Advocate
Detroit, MI
                                                  
Kommah (Koko) McDowell
Breast Cancer Advocate
Founder/Executive Director
Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation
Pomona, CA

Special thanks for the contributions and input from our Metropolitan Detroit community panel members: Hope Bradford, Katie Clark, Diana Dyer, Brenda Krentler, Karen Owens, Vernessa Patrick, Karry Samulski, and Lori Wesby and Hanna Weber.

BiosSCIENTIFIC ADVISORY TEAM

Otis Brawley, MD
Clinician/Epidemiologist
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President
Research and Cancer Control Science
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, GA
Larry Kushi, ScD
Epidemiologist
Associate Director for Etiology and Prevention Research
Division of Research
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Julie Palmer, ScD
Epidemiologist
Professor of Epidemiology
Co-PI Black Women’s Health Study
Slone Epidemiology Center
Boston University
Boston, MA
Camara Jones, MD, MPH, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist
Research Director on Social Determinants of Health
and Equity
Division of Adult and Community Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Lawrence Brody, Ph.D.
Geneticist
Senior Investigator
Genome Technology Branch
Molecular Pathogenesis Section
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Anne E. Sumner, MD
Clinical Investigator
Senior Clinical Investigator
Clinical Endocrinology Branch
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Mark E. Sherman, MD
Breast Pathologist
Senior Clinician
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD