Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.
Outcomes Research/Cancer Survivorship:
Dr. Armenian has experience in the areas of preventive health, epidemiology, outcomes research and cancer survivorship. He is involved with the Long Term Follow Up Study, and is a clinician in the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program.
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Population Sciences:
Dr. Bhatia chairs the Department of Population Sciences. Her research focuses on outcomes and functional status in cancer survivors and developing strategies to improve their quality of life.
Department of Population Sciences:
Gina provides daily assistance to the Department of Population Sciences, as well as administrative support to Dr. Smita Bhatia in her responsibility as Chair of Population Sciences.
Outcomes Research: Corinne assists the Outcomes Research staff with the day-to-day duties associated with our program’s research studies and programs. She also locates and retrieves medical records for the Division.
Yan Ding, Ph.D., M.S.
Molecular Epidemiology: Dr. Ding is a molecular epidemiologist in the Division of Outcomes Research. Her research focuses on the genetic susceptibility to cancer and treatment-related adverse events among cancer survivors.
Liton Francisco, C.C.R.P.
Outcomes Research: Liton coordinates several studies focusing on late effects among cancer survivors, including the BMT Long Term Follow-Up Study. He assists with the design, implementation, and streamlining of Outcomes Research databases and procedures.
Lindsey Hageman, M.P.H., C.C.R.P.
Outcomes Research: Lindsey is the Clinical Research Coordinator for the COG-sponsored studies coordinated in the Division, including "Understanding the Ethnic and Racial Differences in Survival in Children with ALL" study, "Key Adverse Events After Childhood Cancer" study, and
the "Umbrella Long Term Follow Up Study". She also assists with other studies within the Division with database development and maintenance, as well as data management.
Cara Hanby, C.C.R.P.
Outcomes Research: Cara coordinates multiple studies examining the long term effects after cancer. She serves as a resource for other study personnel regarding maintaining regulatory compliance, and assists with the implementation of new and existing studies.
Wendy Landier, Ph.D., R.N., N.P.
Outcomes Research/Cancer Survivorship: Wendy Landier serves as the Clinical Director of the Center for Cancer Survivorship, and is responsible for overseeing the Survivorship Programs, as well as multiple research studies relating to cancer survivorship and childhood cancer.
Outcomes Research: Kathy is the administrative assistant to Drs. Arti Hurria and Saro Armenian, Wendy Landier, and the Outcomes Research team. She also assists with grant preparation for Dr. Bhatia.
Melanie Palomares, M.D., M.S.
Cancer Screening and Prevention: Dr. Palomares leads the Cancer Screening and Prevention Program. Her research is in breast cancer prevention and early detection, as applies to both the primary prevention / diagnosis and the secondary prevention / surveillance settings.
Sunita Patel, Ph.D.
Outcomes Research/Behavioral Sciences: Dr. Patel is a neuropsychologist who serves as the Director of Behavioral Research in Pediatrics, and has a strong focus in neuropsychological research with adult and pediatric populations.
Amy Schad, M.P.H., C.C.R.P.
Outcomes Research: Amy assists Dr. Bhatia and other research personnel in the preparation and revision of scientific manuscripts and research protocols for multiple studies within the Outcomes Research program.
Department of Population Sciences: Jon works with Dr. Lennie Wong in assessing program needs on research databases, and works with study teams on planning, analysis, and programming of new databases and applications.
Sonia Smith, N.P.
Outcomes Research/Cancer Survivorship: Sonia serves as the supervisor of the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program and, in that capacity, oversees a program of clinical research and comprehensive care for prostate cancer survivors.
Valerie Smith, M.A.
Department of Population Sciences: Valerie is responsible for the oversight, administration and development of departmental business operations, financial management, space and facilities planning, academic and staff personnel.
Can-Lan Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Epidemiology and Survey Research: Dr. Sun is an epidemiologist who works with many members of the team to plan new research studies, analyze data, and to publish results from our many research studies. She also directs the Research Survey Shared Resource.
Outcomes Research: Linda is the administrative assistant to Drs. Melanie Palomares, Sunita Patel, Yan Ding, Kimlin Ashing-Giwa and supports the Outcomes Research team.
Karla Wilson, F.N.P.
Outcomes Research/Cancer Survivorship: Karla serves as the supervisor of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and, in that capacity, oversees a program of clinical research and comprehensive care for childhood cancer survivors.
Lennie Wong, Ph.D.
Biostatistics: Dr. Wong’s work involves the application of statistical methods to epidemiologic studies, and examining the relationships between exposures and outcomes in longitudinal and cohort study settings.