Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research

Program Themes

The overarching themes of this Program are:

  • Behavioral interventions to reduce cancer risk
  • Cancer screening, surveillance and treatment strategies
  • Genetic and environmental cancer risk factors

Program Information

The Program has established and continues to expand community and practice "laboratories" and disease-focused and population-based cohorts to conduct transdisciplinary and translational research. Research in this program is catalyzed through the formation of intra- and inter-programmatic collaborative groups interested in cross-cutting or organ-specific cancer issues. This work is further promoted through program-wide seminars, working groups and strategic use of Cancer Center Resources.

To pursue the themes outlined above, members of the Prevention Program participate in at least one of the following four scientific Focus Areas:

  • Health services research and risk prediction modeling to inform cancer prevention and control
  • Cancer epidemiology and gene-environment interaction including international cancer health initiatives
  • Understanding and affecting factors associated with cancer prevention and control, survivorship and quality of life
  • Improving the informed consent and decision-making process for cancer control

Program Members

  • Portrait of Jeffrey M. Albert

    Jeffrey M. Albert, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jma13@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1968

  • head shot of Dr. Armstrong

    Amy Armstrong, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Reproductive Biology
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Amy.Armstrong@UHhospitals.org

  • Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

    Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

    Sally S. Morley Designated Professor in Brain Tumor Research
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Data Sciences
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Associate Director for Translational Informatics
    Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology
    Director
    Cleveland Center for Health Outcomes Research
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine

    Email: jsb42@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1506

  • Portrait of Elaine Borawski, PhD

    Elaine A. Borawski, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Faculty Lead
    Community and Collaboration Component
    Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: exb11@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1024

  • Portrait of Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH

    Jeremy S. Bordeaux, MD, MPH

    Professor
    Department of Dermatology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jeremy.bordeaux@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8200

  • Portrait of Joanna Brell

    Joanna Brell, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jbrell@metrohealth.org

    Phone: 216.778.7113

  • Portrait of Debora Bruno

    Debora S. Bruno, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: debora.bruno@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.5202

  • Profile of David Cavallo

    David Cavallo, PhD, MPH, RDN

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: david.cavallo@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6627

  • Feixiong Cheng, PhD

    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: chengf@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.213.4040

  • Portrait of Gregory Cooper

    Gregory Cooper, MD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Gregory.Cooper@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.5385

  • Miriam Cremer, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cremerm@ccf.org

  • Portrait of Jennifer Cullen

    Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH

    James T. Pardee – Carl A. Gerstacker Professorship in Cancer Research
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Cancer Population Sciences
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jxc1650@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1965

  • Portrait of Linda Cummings

    Linda Cummings, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Linda.Cummings@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.1955

  • Portrait of Jacqueline Curtis

    Jacqueline Curtis, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jacqueline.curtis@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3065

  • Andrew Curtis

    Andrew Curtis, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: ajc321@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3477

  • Barbara J. Daly

    Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN

    The Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing; Distinguished University Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Professor
    Department of Bioethics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: bjd4@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5994

  • Headshot of Sarah Douglas smiling.

    Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN

    The Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Assistant Dean for Research
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: sld4@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0702

  • Charis Eng

    Charis Eng, MD, PhD

    Professor and Vice Chair
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: engc@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.3440

  • Portrait of blond woman smiling into camera wearing a floral top standing outside

    Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP

    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control and Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: faimanb@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.7923

  • Portrait of Hao Harry Feng

    Hao Harry Feng, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hxf155@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5510

  • Dr. Darcy Freedman the Director of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH

    Director
    Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health
    School of Medicine
    Mary Ann Swetland Professor and Chair
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Core Faculty
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Secondary Faculty
    Division of General Medical Sciences
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Secondary Faculty
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: daf96@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3060

  • Image of headshot of Heidi Gullett

    Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH

    Associate Director
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professorship in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Associate Program Director
    Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: heidi.gullett@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0776

  • Portrait of Sonja Harris-Haywood

    Sonja Harris-Haywood, MD, MS

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: shaywood@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0776

  • Photo of Chao-Pin Hsiao conducting research work in a lab.

    Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN

    Assistant Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cxh416@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3343

  • Karen Hurley, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hurleyk@ccf.org

  • Image of headshot of Eva Kahana

    Eva F. Kahana, PhD

    Distinguished University Professor and Pierce T. and Elizabeth D. Robson Professor of the Humanities
    Department of Sociology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: exk@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2704

  • Jonathan Karn headshot

    Jonathan Karn, PhD

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Case Center for AIDS Research
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jonathan.karn@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3915

  • Portrait of Michael Kattan

    Michael W. Kattan, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: kattanm@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.0584

  • Jin Kim-Mozeleski, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jin.kim-mozeleski@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6793

  • Portrait of Eric Kodish

    Eric D. Kodish, MD

    Professor
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: kodishe@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.3850

  • Headshot of Siran M. Koroukian, PhD

    Siran M. Koroukian, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    School of Medicine

    Email: skoroukian@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5816

  • Headshot of Michael Lederman, MD of Case Western Reserve University

    Michael Lederman, MD

    Scott R Inkley Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Bioethics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Co-Director
    Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
    Center for AIDS Research
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Principal Investigator
    CWRU/UHC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

    Email: mxl6@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.8786

  • Portrait of Sarah Markt

    Sarah Markt, ScD, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: sarah.markt@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4526

  • Patricia Marshall

    Patricia Marshall, PhD

    Director
    Department of Bioethics
    Center For Genetic Research Ethics And Law
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Bioethics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: pam20@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6196

  • Headshot of Susan R. Mazanec smiling.

    Susan R. Mazanec, PhD, RN

    Assistant Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: srm2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5533

  • Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mazzonp@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.4812

  • Shirley M. Moore

    Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Distinguished University Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: smm8@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5978

  • Portrait of Halle Moore

    Halle C.F. Moore, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mooreh1@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.4624

  • Portrait of John Nakayama

    John Nakayama, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Reproductive Biology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: John.Nakayama@UHhospitals.org

  • Image of Nora Nock.

    Nora Nock, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    School of Medicine

    Email: nln@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5653

  • Elizabeth E. O'Toole, MD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: exo5@case.edu

    Phone: 216.778.2777

  • Portrait of Cynthia Owusu

    Cynthia Owusu, MD, MS

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cynthia.owusu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.7670

  • Portrait of Holly Pederson

    Holly J. Pederson, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: pedersh@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.3052

  • Headshot of Johnie Rose, MD, PhD

    Johnie Rose, MD, PhD

    Program Director
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine

    Email: johnie.rose@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6860

  • Portrait of Luke Rothermel

    Luke Rothermel, MD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Surgery
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: luke.rothermel@UHhospitals.org

  • Daniel Rotroff, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: rotrofd@ccf.org

  • Seth J. Rotz, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: rotzs@ccf.org

  • Portrait of Fredrick R. Schumacher

    Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Faculty
    Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology

    Email: frs2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0351

  • Image of headshot of Kurt C. Stange

    Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD

    Director
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Distinguished University Professor
    Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: kurt.stange@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6297

  • Portrait of Curtis Tatsuoka

    Curtis Tatsuoka, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Neurology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: curtis.tatsuoka@case.edu

  • Portrait of Stefanie Thomas

    Stefanie Thomas, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: thomass29@ccf.org

  • A portrait of a smiling woman with brown hair.

    Cheryl Thompson, PhD

    Assistant Dean of Educational Initiatives
    Graduate Education Office
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cheryl.l.thompson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3956

  • Portrait of Erika Trapl, PhD

    Erika S. Trapl, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program

    Email: erika.trapl@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0098

  • Michelle E. Treasure, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: treasum@ccf.org

  • Image of headshot of Carl V. Tyler

    Carl V. Tyler, Jr. , MD, MS

    Associate Professor
    Department of Family Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: catyle@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.476.7085

  • Aaron Weinberg

    Aaron Weinberg, DMD, PhD

    Chair and Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    School of Dental Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: aaron.weinberg@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6729

  • Image of headshot of James J. Werner

    James J. Werner, PhD, MSSA

    Director
    Practice-Based Research Network Shared Resource
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: james.werner@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2996

  • Image of headshot of Rong Xu

    Rong Xu, PhD

    Professor
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: rxx@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0023

  • Image of Kristine M. Zanotti.

    Kristine M. Zanotti, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Reproductive Biology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Kristin.Zanotti@UHhospitals.org

  • Headshot of Amy Zhang smiling.

    Amy Y. Zhang, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Urology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: axz16@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0968