Behavioral Science Investigators
Janice A. Blalock, Ph.D.
Research Interests: developing smoking cessation interventions for smokers with comorbid psychiatric and medical disorders
Paul M. Cinciripini, Ph.D.
Research Interests: smoking cessation, nicotine psychopharmacology, neurobiology of addiction, clinical trials, genetics and pharmacogenetics
Kathrin Milbury, Ph.D.
Research Interests: designing and evaluating dyadic behavioral interventions to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones
Jennifer A. Minnix, Ph.D.
Research Interests: cognitive and affective correlates of addiction and co-morbid disorders
Susan K. Peterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Interests: genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancers, adherence to prevention and early detection recommendations, E-health and mobile health technology
Jason D. Robinson, Ph.D.
Research Interests: neurobehavioral mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and withdrawal and translating this knowledge to assist those wishing to quit smoking
Eileen Huh Shinn, Ph.D.
Research Interests: health behaviors and health outcomes, coping with cancer treatment and prevention of late-term effects, stress-mediated cancer outcomes, and dissemination of efficacious screening and diagnostic technologies in cancer
Francesco Versace, Ph.D.
Research Interests: brain imaging techniques (fMRI, ERPs) to identify the neuropsychological mechanisms that increase individuals' vulnerability to behavioral dysregulation (smoking and overeating)
Meagan Whisenant, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.
Research Interests: cancer prevention including studying variation in cancer-related symptom burden, symptom-related communication between clinicians and patients, and development of innovative interventions for supporting patients and their caregivers in managing cancer-related symptoms
Health Disparities Research Investigators
Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Interests: health behavior, exercise, cancer survivors, quality of life
Dalnim Cho, Ph.D.
Research Interests: reducing cancer disparities (incidence, mortality, and quality of life) by targeting multiple levels of influence (e.g., individual, family, healthcare provider)
Lorna Haughton McNeil, Ph.D.
Research Interests: increasing physical activity among racial/ethnic minorities as a mechanism to reduce cancer risk
Larkin L. Strong, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Interests: understanding how social, cultural, and environmental influences help to shape patterns of cancer preventive behaviors in minority and underserved populations, with the ultimate objective of translating research findings into health promotion efforts that stimulate meaningful change in opportunities for and adoption of healthy lifestyles
Integrative Medicine Program Investigators
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.
Research Interests: integrative medicine, biobehavioral effects of psychosocial interventions, incorporation of complementary programs with conventional treatment (e.g., meditation, stress management, emotional writing, yoga, and tai chi/qigong)
Sarah Prinsloo, Ph.D.
Research Interests: utilizing neuroscientific methods to explore the efficacy and mechanisms of non-conventional medicine, as well as the design and implementation of brain computer interface protocols to help patients modify their experience of side effects of cancer treatment