Cancer Disparities Symposium Speakers

Scientific Keynote Speaker

Otis Brawley photo in brown suit jacket

Otis W. Brawley, MD
Professor of Oncology; 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor; Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Kimmel Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University


Community Keynote Speaker

Worta McCaskill-Stevens portrait

Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, MS
Medical Oncologist; Chief of the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health


Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

Stefanie Avril, MD
Physician, Department of Anatomic Pathology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology; Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University

Nathan A. Berger, MD
Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine; Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology; Professor, Dept of Biochemistry; Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences; Director, Center for Science Health and Society; Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University

Kevin Conwell
Ward 9 Councilman
Cleveland City Council

Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Center for Community Health Integration; Associate Professor, Center for Community Health Integration; Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professorship in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine; Associate Program Director, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program; Member, CPC Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University

Greg Hall, MD
Associate Professor, Integrative Medical Sciences and Internal Medicine
NEOMED College of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Smitha Krishnamurthi, MD
Physician, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology; Chair, Committee on Disparities in Clinical Research; Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University

Rev. Marvin McMickle, PhD
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program; Professor of African American Religious Studies
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Frances Mills, MA
Director, Cleveland Office of Minority Health, Department of Public Health
City of Cleveland

Tiffany Onger, MD
Quality Improvement Hematology/Oncology Fellow
Cleveland Clinic

Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director, Office of Community Engagement and Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center  
University of California San Francisco

Johnie Rose, MD, PhD
Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences; Assistant Professor, Center for Community Health Integration; Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University

Kimberly Sanders, MPA
Director, Community Outreach and Patient Navigation
Cleveland Clinic

Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; Faculty, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology
Case Western Reserve University

Valerie Vinson, MEd, CHES, LSW
Research Navigator, Clinical Trial Unit, Seidman Cancer Center
University Hospitals

Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA
Scientific Vice President, Health Services Research
American Cancer Society