Researchers

Arti Hurria, M.D.
Arti Hurria, M.D.
Roles: CARG Study 1 - 4, National PI & U13 Grant, PI
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology; Breast Cancer in Older Adults
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City Of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 256-4673 extension 64173
E: ahurria@coh.org
Research Interests: Geriatric Assessment, Predictors of Cancer Treatment Toxicity, Pharmacology and Efficacy of Cancer Therapeutics in Older Adults Cognitive Effects of Cancer Therapy

Supriya Gupta Mohile, M.D., M.S.
Supriya Gupta Mohile, M.D., M.S.
Roles: CARG Study 1 and 2, Site PI & U13 Grant, Co-PI
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology (Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal Malignancies)
Institution: University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Contact Info:
601 Elmwood Av., Box 704
Rochester, NY 14618
T: (585) 273-4150
E: supriya_mohile@urmc.rochester.edu
Research Interests: Characterization of vulnerability and frailty in older cancer patients, multidisciplinary interventions to improve outcomes of older patients with cancer.

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.
William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.
Role: CARG Study 2, Site PI & U13 Grant, Co-PI
Specialty: Geriatrics
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City Of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 256-4673
E: wdale@coh.org
Research Interests: Medical decision making, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, frailty, mild cognitive impairment, utility-assessment

William Tew, M.D.
William Tew, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1 and 2, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Cancer
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service
1275 York Av.
New York, NY 10021
T: (212) 639-6555
Research Interests: My research focuses on improving the treatment options for women with recurrent ovarian cancer. We are developing new agents that target blood vessels (angiogenesis) and regulate the immune system. Our goal is to develop more effective agents with fewer side effects. In addition, I have a special interest in treating our older patients, and in studying the effects of aging on their tolerance to chemotherapy and surgery.  Specifically, we are studing the use of a geriatric assessment tool to predict chemotherapy toxicity.

Stuart M. Lichtman, M.D.
Stuart M. Lichtman, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology: Gynecologic Oncology, Colorectal Cancer; Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
E: lichtmas@mskcc.org
Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology

Cary P. Gross, M.D.
Cary P. Gross, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1 and 2, Site PI
Specialty: General Internal Medicine
Institution: Yale School of Medicine
Contact Info:
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar St., Box 208093
New Haven, CT 06520-8093
T: (203) 688-8588
F: (203) 737-3306
Research Interests: Comorbidity and Cancer, Cancer Screening, Risk Stratification

Cynthia Owusu, M.D., M.S.
Cynthia Owusu, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Study , Site PI
Specialty: Geriatric-Oncology
Institution: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
T: (216) 844-7670
F: (216) 844-3254
E: cynthia.owusu@case.edu
Research Interests: Clinical trials in older women with breast Cancer; Functional Outcomes in older women with breast cancer

Heidi D. Klepin, M.D., M.S.
Heidi D. Klepin, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Study 1 and 2, Site PI
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Contact Info:
T: (336) 713-4392
F: (336) 716-5687
E: hklepin@wfubmc.edu
Research Interests:
(1) developing improved pretreatment physical and cognitive assessments for geriatric cancer with a focus in AML.
(2) investigating the impact of cancer therapy on physical and cognitive function.
(3) developing interventions to improve functional outcomes for older adults undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Opportunities for collaboration: Multi-site investigation of pre-treatment geriatric assessment among older adults with AML and to develop multi-site physical activity interventions to improve treatment tolerance and functional outcomes in this population and others at high risk for disability with chemotherapy. I am also interested in collaborating on the development and testing of interventions to improve treatment tolerance based on performance on geriatric assessment.

Ajeet Gajra, M.D.
Ajeet Gajra, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology and Hematology
Institution: Upstate Medical University and VA Medical center, Syracuse, NY
Contact Info:
E: GajraA@upstate.edu
E: Ajeet.Gajra@va.gov
Research Interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Clinical trials specific to the older adult; Treatment Outcomes in Older Adults with Cancer
Opportunities for collaboration: Chemotherapy decision making in elderly veterans with advanced cancer- a single institution pilot study.

Talia Weiss, M.A.
Talia Weiss, M.A.
Role: CARG Study 1, Substudy Participant
Specialty: Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidate
Institution: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Contact Info:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
T: (626) 256-4673 extension 64173
E: trweiss@yu.edu
Research Interests: Psychotherapy for older cancer patients, screening for distress and depression in older cancer patients.
Opportunities for collaboration: Distress screening in cancer patients.

Chris Nelson, Ph.D.
Chris Nelson, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Study 1, Substudy Participant
Specialty: Clinical Psychologist
Institution: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
E: nelsonc@mskcc.org
Research Interests: Psychotherapy for older cancer patients, diagnosing depression in older cancer patients, impact of androgen ablation therapy in older men with prostate cancer.
Opportunities for collaboration: Psychosocial outcomes for older cancer patients

Ronald J. Maggiore, M.D.
Ronald J. Maggiore, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1, Substudy Participant, CARG Study 2, Site Co-I
Specialty: Medical Oncology, Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Oregon Health & Science University
Contact Info:
E: maggiore@ohsu.edu
Research Interests: I am clinically interested in evaluating and managing older adults with lung, head/neck and gastroesophageal cancer and how to evaluate combined modality therapy for older adults with these and other cancers. I am also actively involved in promoting geriatric oncology education and currently serve as associate program director for OHSU's fellowship program.

Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
Siri Rostoft Kristjansson
Role: CARG Study 1, Substudy Participant
Specialty: Internal medicine/geriatric medicine
Institution: University of Oslo, Norway and City of Hope
Contact Info:
E: sirikristjansson@gmail.com
Research Interests: Geriatric assessment in older surgical cancer patients, frailty in geriatric oncology, decision-making in older cancer patients

Hyman B. Muss, M.D.
Hyman B. Muss, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 1 - 3, Site PI
Specialty: Breast Cancer and Geriatric Oncology
Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Contact Info:
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
170 Manning Dr., Campus Box 7305
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
T: (919) 966-3856
F: (919) 966-6735
E: hyman_muss@med.unc.edu

Andrew E. Chapman, D.O.
Andrew E. Chapman, D.O.
Role: CARG Study 1 - 3, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology and Hematology
Institution: Thomas Jefferson University
Contact Info:
Kimmel Cancer Center
925 Chestnut St., Suite 420A
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T: (215) 923-5676
F: (215) 923-7390
E: Andrew.Chapman@jefferson.edu
Research Interests: Management of gastrointestinal cancers in the elderly

Ashley Leak
Ashley Leak
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology, Hematologic Malignancies
Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Nursing
Contact Info:
T: (919) 966-7382
E: ashley_leak@unc.edu
Research Interests: Symptom management in older adults with cancer, ED use and rehospitalizations, improving quality of life, coping with cancer

Beverly Canin
Beverly Canin
Role: Patient Advocate
Specialty: Breast Cancer Advocacy
Contact Info:
T: (845) 876-6944
E: bcanin@webjogger.net
Research Interests: Breast cancer prevention, cancer and aging, survivorship, decision making, health disparities, research translation and communication, R01 and geriatric assessment validation

June M. McKoy, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., M.B.A.
June M. McKoy, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., M.B.A.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Medicine & Internal Medicine
Institution: Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
750 N. Lakeshore Dr., Rubloff 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
T: (312) 503-3397
E: j-mckoy@northwestern.edu
Research Interests: Adverse drug reactions in older individuals with cancer; Transitions of care for individuals aging into cancer– does the CGA help?; comparative and cost-effectiveness analyses of therapies for older individuals with cancer; health policy issues related to older adult oncology; cancer survivorship; medical decision making– negotiating therapy and non-therapy in the cancer arena; competency based medical education in geriatrics, oncology, and palliative medicine.

Richard Rosenbluth, M.D.
Richard Rosenbluth, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2, Site PI
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: The John Theurer Cancer Center
Contact Info:
The John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
92 Second St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: (201) 996-5900
E: rrosenbluth@humed.com
Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Care

Tanya Wildes, M.D.
Tanya Wildes, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2, Site PI
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Contact Info:
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Av.
St. Louis, MO 63110
T: (314) 362-5817
E: twildes@dom.wustl.edu
Research Interests: Multiple myeloma in older adults, the impact of therapy on functional status and risk of falls.

Efrat Dotan, M.D.
Efrat Dotan, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Institution: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Av.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal cancers in older adults. Biologic markers of aging.

Armin Shahrokni, M.D., M.P.H.
Armin Shahrokni, M.D., M.P.H.
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Av., Box 205
New York, NY 10065
T: (646) 888-3250
E: Shahroka@MSKCC.org
Research Interests: Health Services, Tele-Health, Patient Remote Monitoring, Social support, Social network, Quality of Life, Healthcare Utilization.

Peggy S. Burhenn, M.S., C.N.S., A.O.C.N.S.
Peggy S. Burhenn, M.S., C.N.S., A.O.C.N.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology Nursing
Institution: City of Hope National Medical Center
Contact Info:
E: pburhenn@coh.org
Research Interests: Nursing and Patient Education, Falls, Exercise and Physical Functioning, Nutrition, Sleep, Oral Adherence, Pain, Chemotherapy/Biotherapy.

Myra F. Barginear, M.D.
Myra F. Barginear, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology with a focus on Breast Cancer
Institution: North Shore - LIJ Cancer Institute
Contact Info:
North Shore - LIJ Cancer Institute
450 Lakeville Rd.
Lake Success, NY 11042
T: (516) 734-8745
F: (516) 734-8863
E: MBarginear@nshs.edu
Research Interests: Breast cancer-related outcomes in older women and quality of life related to older women with breast cancer.

Harvey Jay Cohen M.D.
Harvey Jay Cohen M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology-Oncology
Institution: Duke University Medical Center
Contact Info:
Duke University Medical Center
Box 3003
Durham, NC 27710
T: (919) 660-7502
F: (919) 684-8569
E: harvey.cohen@duke.edu
Research Interests: Understanding and Ameliorating Functional Decline, Geriatric Assessment in older Cancer Patients, Multimorbidity, Aging and Cancer Survivorship

Tracey O'Connor, M.D.
Tracey O'Connor, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2 and 3, Site PI
Specialty: Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer
Institution: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Contact Info:
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
T: (716) 845-4074
E: tracey.o’connor@roswellpark.org
Research Interests: Symptom management, Predictors of Treatment Toxicity, Survivorship, Palliative Care

Nancy Sharma, M.D.
Nancy Sharma, M.D.
Role: CARG Study 2
Specialty: Medical Oncology and Hematology
Institution: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Contact Info:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
E: nancy-sharma@uiowa.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology, GI Oncology, Neuroendocrine Tumors

Elizabeth Won, M.D.
Elizabeth Won, M.D.
Specialty: Medical Oncology, GI Oncology
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
E: wone@mskcc.org
Research Interests: Geriatric oncology in upper GI malignancies, nutritional interventions in cancer patients

Ira R. Parker, D.D.S., M.A., M.P.H.
Ira R. Parker, D.D.S., M.A., M.P.H.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Public Health and Program Development
Institution: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (Retired)
Contact Info:
Box 653
La Jolla, CA 92038
T:(858) 663-4267
E: geriatriconcology@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology-focused education/training/provider empowerment (geriatricians, oncologists, and primary care providers); healthcare delivery systems; organizational change and development; cancer-related oral supportive care; quality-of-care/best practices; and quality-of-life.

Amy R. MacKenzie, M.D.
Amy R. MacKenzie, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology and Hematology
Institution: Thomas Jefferson University
Contact Info:
Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Medical Oncology
925 Chestnut St., 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
E: amy.mackenzie@jefferson.edu
Research Interests: Quality of Life in the Senior Adult Oncology Patient, Quality Issues in Healthcare Delivery, Geriatric Assessment in Senior Adult Oncology Patients

Elizabeth R Kessler, M.D.
Elizabeth R Kessler, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Institution: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Contact Info:
University of Colorado AMC
Division of Medical Oncology
Mailstop 8117
12801 E 17th Av.
Aurora, CO 80045
T: : (720) 848-0402
F: : (303) 724-3889
E: elizabeth.kessler@ucdenver.edu
Research Interests: Impact of cancer treatment on physical function, Caregiver support, Genitourinary oncology, Geriatric-oncology training.

Kirsten A. Nyrop, Ph.D.
Kirsten A. Nyrop, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Health Services Research
Institution: Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Research Assistant Professor)
Contact Info:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7305
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7305
E: Kirsten_nyrop@med.unc.edu
Research Interests: Interventions to maintain and improve function in older cancer patients during and after treatment.

Corinne R. Leach, M.S., Ph.D, M.P.H.
Corinne R. Leach, M.S., Ph.D, M.P.H.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Behavioral Research, Gerontology
Institution: American Cancer Society
Contact Info:
American Cancer Society
250 Williams St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
T: : (404) 329-4453
E: corinne.leach@cancer.org
Research Interests: Multimorbidity, Aging and Cancer Survivorship, Transition to Post-Treatment Care.

Lindsay L. Peterson, M.D.
Lindsay L. Peterson, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Breast Medical Oncology
Institution: Washington University School of Medicine
Contact Info:
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S Euclid Av.
Campus Box 8056
St Louis, MO 63110
E: llpeterson@wustl.edu
Research Interests: Cancer survivorship in older adults with breast cancer including Quality of life during and after chemotherapy and Improving Cancer outcomes through healthy lifestyle.

Carolyn Presley, M.D.
Carolyn Presley, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institutions: The Ohio State University/The James Cancer Center
Contact Info:
The Ohio State University/The James Cancer Center
B424 Starling Loving Hall
320 W. 10th Av.
Columbus, OH 43210
T: (614) 293-6453
E: carolyn.presley@osumc.edu
Research Interests: Treatment burden related to cancer care, comparative effectiveness research, functional trajectories before and after a cancer diagnosis, treatment of high-risk elderly patients with chemotherapy, health services and advocacy.

Ashley Rosko, M.D.
Ashley Rosko, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology and Oncology
Institution: The Ohio State University
Contact Info:
Ohio State University
320 W. 10th Av.
A344 Starling Loving
Columbus, OH 43210
T: (614) 293-7807
F: (614) 293-7526
E: Ashley.Rosko@osumc.edu
Research Interests: Health outcomes of older adults with hematologic malignancy, biomarkers of cancer and aging.

Tina Hsu, M.D.
Tina Hsu, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Institution: The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
Contact Info:
E: thsu@toh.on.ca
Research Interests: Education in geriatric oncology; Competency-based medical education; barriers to accrual of older adults in clinical trials; selection of outcomes in research; caregivers of older adults with cancer.

Lisa M. Lowenstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Lisa M. Lowenstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Cancer Care Delivery
Institution: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Contact Info:
T: (713) 792-5807
E: lmlowenstein@mdanderson.org
Research Interests: Cancer care delivery; provider-patient communication; dissemination and implementation research; shared decision making.

Grant R. Williams, M.D.
Grant R. Williams, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact Info:
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
170 Manning Dr.
Campus Box 7305
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7305
E: grwillia@unch.unc.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric Assessment, Health Related Quality of Life in older adults with cancer, GI oncology

Mackenzi Pergolotti, Ph.D.
Mackenzi Pergolotti, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Cancer rehabilitation, occupational therapy and science
Institution: Colorado State University
Contact Info:
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Sciences
Occupational Therapy Bldg
Colorado State University
T: (970) 491-5796
E: m.pergolotti@colostate.edu
Research Interests: Oncology related Occupational and physical therapy, geriatric assessment as a way to identify needed supportive care, participation in meaningful activity, quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, end-of-life and hospice care services, and access to supportive services for those with cancer.

Holly Holmes, M.D., M.S.
Holly Holmes, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatrics
Institution: McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Contact Info:
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
6431 Fannin St., MSB 5.111
Houston, Texas 77030
T: (713) 500-6628
F: (713) 500-0706
E: Holly.M.Holmes@uth.tmc.edu
Research Interests: Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in older patients, geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer, frailty.

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Breast Medical Oncology
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 471-9200
F: (626) 301-8233
E: yuyuan@coh.org
Research Interests: Biomarkers of Aging in Patients with Cancer; Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki M.D., Ph.D.
Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki M.D., Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Medicine
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Av. Box 205
New York, NY 10065
T: (646) 888 3659
E: korcgrob@mskcc.org
Research Interests: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Models of Care in Geriatric Oncology, Delirium in the older cancer patient, Geriatric education for non geriatricians.

Rebecca Olin, M.D.
Rebecca Olin, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Contact Info:
400 Parnassus Av.
San Francisco CA 94143
T: (415) 353-2063
E: rebecca.olin@ucsf.edu
Research Interests: Older adults with malignant hematologic conditions; clinical focus on leukemias, MDS, and stem cell transplantation; geriatric assessment and measures of functional status

Jennifer L. Lund, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Lund, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Epidemiologist and cancer health services researcher
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Contact Info:
2102-D McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Gillings School of Global Public Health, CB#7435
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
T: (919) 966-7440
F: (919) 966-2089
E: Jennifer.Lund@unc.edu
Research Interests: Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, frailty, data linkage methods, comparative effectiveness research, pharmacoepidemiology

Jody Simon, M.S., R.Ph.
Jody Simon, M.S., R.Ph.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Geriatric Oncology Consortium
Contact Info:
T: (877) 326-8111
E: jsimon@the-goc.org
Research Interests: Health Outcomes, Lung Cancer, GerOnc education and advocacy, GerOnc rapid learning database

Melisa Wong, M.D., M.A.S.
Melisa Wong, M.D., M.A.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Contact Info:
University of California, San Francisco
1600 Divisadero St., Box 1770
San Francisco, CA 94143
E: melisa.wong@ucsf.edu
Research Interests: Expanding the definition of treatment toxicity in older adults with lung cancer, functional status, quality of life, cancer symptom research.

Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Mina S. Sedrak, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Breast Medical Oncology
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 218-4173
F: (626) 301-8233
E: msedrak@coh.org
Research Interests: Inclusion of older adults in clinical trials; Social media and digital health; Health policy research

Jessica Krok, Ph.D., M.A.
Jessica Krok, Ph.D., M.A.
Role: CARG Participant, CARG Advocacy Group Member
Specialty: Gerontology, health disparities, population health
Institution: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
Contact Info:
453 W. 10th Av.
306 Atwell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
T: (614) 366-9203
E: Jessica.krok@osumc.edu
Research Interests: Aging and cancer survivorship, multimorbidity, cancer disparities, educational/behavioral interventions to improve survivorship
CARG Advocacy

Kelly Trevino, Ph.D.
Kelly Trevino, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant, CARG Advocacy Group Member
Specialty: Clinical Psychologist
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine
Contact Info:
T: (212) 746-3185
E: ket2017@med.cornell.edu
Research Interests: Development/evaluation of psychological interventions; Dissemination/implementation; Distress and coping
CARG Advocacy

Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Role: CARG Participant, CARG Advocacy Group Member
Specialty: Oncology Social Work
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Contact Info:
College of Allied Health Sciences
1515 West French Hall
P.O. Box 210108
Cincinnati, OH 45221
T: (513) 556-4685
E: Karlynn.brintzenhofeszoc@uc.edu
Research Interests: Psychosocial impact of chronic or life-limiting diseases on older adults and their families; psychosocial factors that influence cancer treatment; palliative care from the perspective of the patient, family members, and healthcare providers; and advocacy for quality cancer care.
CARG Advocacy

Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, M.D.
Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology; Geriatric Oncology
Institution: Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition
Contact Info:
Vasco de Quiroga 15, Seccion XVI
Tlalpan, 14080, Mexico City, Mexico
T: 52-1-54870900, Ext. 5712
E: enrique.sotop@incmnsz.mx
Research Interests: Geriatric Assessment; Global Oncology; Mobile Health for Older Adults

Gregory A. Abel, M.D.
Gregory A. Abel, M.D., M.P.H.
Role: CARG Participant, Dresner Foundation MDS Study
Specialty: Hematologic Oncology, Cancer Care Delivery
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Contact Info:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue/Dana 1108
Boston, MA 02215-5450
T: (617) 632-2304
E: Gregory_Abel@dfci.harvard.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric Assessment, Quality of Care, Quality of Life, Financial Hardship, CER

Andrew S. Artz, M.D., M.S.
Andrew S. Artz, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology/Transplant
Institution: University of Chicago
Contact Info:
Andrew S. Artz, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program
University of Chicago
T: (773) 702-4400
E: aartz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Research Interests: Hematology and Aging. Transplant/cell therapy, Leukemia/MDS, Anemia.

Kelly M. Kenzik, M.S. Ph.D.
Kelly M. Kenzik, M.S. Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Epidemiology, Health services research
Institution: Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Contact Info:
1600 7th Ave South
Lowder 500
Birmingham, AL 35222
T: (205) 638-2142
E: kkenzik@uab.edu
Research Interests: New-onset morbidity after treatment, Long-term health care utilization patterns and associated costs during survivorship

Shirley (Shelley) M. Bluethmann, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Shirley (Shelley) M. Bluethmann, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Behavioral Sciences, Cancer prevention/control, Healthy aging
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer Institute
Contact Info:
500 University Dr., Suite T3424
Hershey, PA 17033
T: (717) 531-2004
E: szb332@psu.edu
Research Interests: Improving health outcomes (cognitive function, physical function, symptoms and quality of life) in older cancer survivors using in-person and technology-based physical activity and lifestyle interventions.

Canlan Sun, Ph.D.
Canlan Sun, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 218-4124
E: casun@coh.org
Research Interests: Cancer Survivorship, Outcomes after Cancer Treatment, Predictors of Cancer Treatment Toxicity

Justin C. Brown, Ph.D.
Justin C. Brown, Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Epidemiology, Exercise Physiology
Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Contact Info:
450 Brookline Av.
Boston, MA 02215
T: (617) 582-9394
E: JustinC_Brown@DFCI.Harvard.edu
Research Interests: Randomized Clinical Trials; Observational Studies; Energy Balance (Physical Activity, Obesity/Body Composition, Dietary Patterns); Physical Functioning; Frailty; Sarcopenia

Dean Shumway, M.D.
Dean Shumway, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Institution: University of Michigan; VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Contact Info:
University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5010
E: dshumway@med.umich.edu
Research Interests: Decision-making for older women with early stage breast cancer; lung, H & N and genitourinary malignancies, geriatric radiation oncology

Nina Karlin, M.D.
Nina Karlin, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Institution: Mayo Clinic Arizona
Contact Info:
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Division Hematology Oncology
5881 E. Mayo Bl.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
E: karlin.nina@mayo.edu
Research Interests: Cancer and diabetes

Vijaya Raj Bhatt, M.D.
Vijaya Raj Bhatt, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology
Clinical Focus: Leukemia and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant
Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contact Info:
986840 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6840
E: vijaya.bhatt@unmc.edu
Research Interests: Leukemia/allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant, use of geriatric assessment, personalized therapy selection in older adults

Elizabeth Hile, Ph.D, P.T.
Elizabeth Hile, Ph.D, P.T.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Cancer and Neurologic Rehabilitation, Lymphedema Therapy
Institution: The University of Oklahoma Stephenson Cancer Center
Contact Info:
Cancer Rehabilitation Science Research Program
OUHSC Stephenson Cancer Center
800 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
T: (405) 271-8001, Ext. 31688
E: Elizabeth-Hile@ouhsc.edu
Research Interests: Accelerated aging of postural control systems in cancer survivors, sarcopenia, balance & mobility decline with systemic cancer therapies, physical therapy prehabilitation and prospective surveillance approaches.

Ryan Nipp, M.D.
Ryan Nipp, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology
Institution: Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Contact Info:
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
T: (617) 724-4000
F: (617) 643-0798
E: rnipp@mgh.harvard.edu
Research Interests: My research focuses on the supportive care needs of older patients with cancer

Ishwaria M. Subbiah, M.D., M.S.
Ishwaria M. Subbiah, M.D., M.S.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology, Supportive Care, Palliative Care
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Contact Info:
1515 Holcombe Bl., Unit 1414
Houston, TX 77030
E: isubbiah@mdanderson.org
Research Interests: Older adult participation on early phase clinical trials, toxicities on novel therapeutics and symptom management algorithms, patient reported outcomes on phase I/II clinical trials. Palliative and Supportive care for older adults.

   

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Rawad Elias, M.D.
Rawad Elias, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology and Geriatrics
Institution: Boston University Medical Center
Contact Info:
Boston University Medical Center
88 East Newton St.
Robinson 2
Boston, MA 02118-2393
T: (617) 638-6104
F: (617) 638-6152
E: raelias@bu.edu
Research Interests: Cancer Therapeutics in Older Adults, Models of care, Quality Issues in Healthcare Delivery, Geriatric Oncology Education.

Daneng Li, M.D.
Daneng Li, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Medical Oncology; Gastrointestinal malignancies in older adults
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 218-3719
E: danli@coh.org
Research Interests: Novel Cancer Therapeutics in Older Adults, Geriatric Assessment, Predictors of Cancer Treatment Toxicity in Older Adults with Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Allison Magnuson, D.O.
Allison Magnuson, D.O.
Role: CARG Study 2 (Site Co-PI)
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology; Breast Cancer
Institution: University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute
Contact Info:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Wilmot Cancer Institute
601 Elmwood Av., Box 704
Rochester, NY 14620
T: : (585) 276-7155
E: Allison_Magnuson@urmc.rochester.edu
Research Interests: Multidisciplinary interventions to improve outcomes of older patients with cancer, cognitive impairment and cancer treatment, medical decision-making.

Shin Yin Lee, M.D.
Shin Yin Lee, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology and Geriatrics
Institution: Boston University Medical Center
Contact Info:
820 Harrison Av., FGH1
Boston, MA 02118
T: (617) 638 6428
F: (617) 638 5756
E: shinyin.lee@bmc.org
E: shinylee@bu.edu
Research Interests: Cancer treatment toxicity in older patients, geriatrics education, cancer prevention and screening, prognostic and predictive markers in cancer, quality improvement

Surekha Maddula, M.D.
Surekha Maddula, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Institution: Lankenau Medical Center
Contact Info:
100 E. Lancaster Av.
Wynnewood, PA 19106
T: (484) 476-4672
F: (484) 476-5829
E: smaddula83@gmail.com
Research Interests: Breast and Lung Cancer, Geriatric Hematology/Oncology

Joshua A. Morales, M.D.
Joshua A. Morales, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact Info:
7699 Leyland Cypress Ln.
Quinton, VA, 23141
T: (804) 477-4121
F: (804) 828-5941
E: jmorales1@mcvh-vcu.edu
Research Interests: Breast and Lung Cancer, Geriatric Hematology/Oncology

Emily J. Guerard, M.D.
Emily J. Guerard, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatrics and Hematology/Oncology
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact Info:
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
170 Manning Dr., CB# 7305
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
T: (919) 966-1996
F: (919) 966-6735
E: eguerard@unch.unc.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric Assessment, Multiple Myeloma in the Older Adult, Clinical Trial design for Older Adults with Cancer

Nienke A de Glas, M.D. Ph.D.
Nienke A de Glas, M.D. Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology
Institution: Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and Tergooi Hospitals, Hilversum, the Netherlands
Contact Info:
Tergooi Hospitals Hilversum
P.O. Box 10016
1201 DA Hilversum
The Netherlands
T: (+31) 618212727
E: n.a.de_glas@lumc.nl
Research Interests: Breast Cancer in Older Adults, Clinical Epidemiology, Cancer Screening in Older Adults, Clinical Trial Design, Observational Study Designs

Tomohiro Nishijima, M.D.
Tomohiro Nishijima, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact Info:
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
170 Manning Dr., CB# 7305
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
E: Tomohiro.Nishijima@unchealth.unc.edu
Research Interests: Integration of geriatric assessment in therapy decision making, Clinical trials for older adults with cancer (currently working on Phase 2 Trial of Low-dose Capecitabine Monotherapy in Elderly Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer).

Carling Ursem, M.D.
Carling Ursem, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology Fellow
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Contact Info:
University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Av., Mailbox 1270
San Francisco, CA 94143-12700
E: carling.ursem@ucsf.edu
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal malignancies in older adults, outcomes in adjuvant treatment and colon cancer treatment in the elderly.

Thuy Koll, M.D.
Thuy Koll, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Fellow
Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contact Info:
Home Instead Center For Successful Aging
730 S. 38th Av.
Omaha, NE 68198-6155
T: (402) 559-9600
F: (402) 559-8228
E: thuy.koll@unmc.edu
Research Interests: Cancer management decision making, supportive care and survivorship for older adults with cancer.

Kah Poh Loh (Melissa), M.B.B.Ch.
Kah Poh Loh (Melissa), M.B.B.Ch.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology and Geriatrics
Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center
Contact Info:
601 Elmwood Av., Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642
T: (585) 275-4797
E: melissalkp@gmail.com
E: kahpoh_loh@urmc.rochester.edu
Research Interests: Supportive care, polypharmacy and medication concerns, information technology, health outcomes, acute myeloid leukemia, sleep disturbance.

Reena Jayani, M.D.
Reena Jayani, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology-Oncology
Institution: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact Info:
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
T: (626) 218-9425
E: rjayani@coh.org
E: reena.jayani@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Predictors of cancer treatment toxicity in older adults with hematologic malignancies and undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant or cellular therapy; Interventions to decrease toxicity for older adults undergoing treatment of hematologic malignancy, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, or cellular therapy.

Zhuoer Xie, M.D. M.S.C.R.
Zhuoer Xie, M.D., M.S.C.R. (Master of Science in Clinical Research, expected in 2019)
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Current Advanced Geriatric Fellow; Assist Project Scientist in Hematology/Oncology, UCLA
Institution: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Contact Info:
UCLA Health | Office of Clinical Research
10911 Weyburn, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90024
E: zxie@mednet.ucla.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric Oncology; Health Informatics; Breast Cancer; Precision Medicine; Improve Quality in healthcare

Li-Wen Huang, M.D.
Li-Wen Huang, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Contact Info:
University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Av., 12th Floor, M1286
San Francisco, CA 94143
E: li-wen.huang@ucsf.edu
Research Interests: Improving outcomes for older adults with hematologic malignancies, stem cell transplantation in older adults, lymphoma, geriatric assessments, functional status, cognitive impairment, bone health

Sarah Wall, M.D.
Sarah Wall, M.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Institution: The Ohio State University
Contact Info:
320 W. 10th Av.
Starling-Loving Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
T: (614) 366-4467
E: sarah.wall@osumc.edu
Research Interests: Pre-transplant geriatric assessment and intervention in older adults with hematologic malignancies, Increasing accessibility to transplant for older adults, Treatment and prevention of post-transplant complications

Xiaotao Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Xiaotao Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Role: CARG Participant
Specialty: Geriatric Oncology, Epidemiology, Nutrition
Institution: Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Contact Info:
T: (713) 798-2972
E: Xiaotao.Zhang@bcm.edu
Research Interests: Geriatric oncology; Supportive and Palliative Care; Clinical Epidemiology; Nutritional Epidemiology; Randomized Clinical Trials; Observational Studies; Cancer Prevention and Survivorship; Malnutrition; Frailty; Sarcopenia; Major Depression, Vitamin D Deficiency.