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Prevention and Control

Associate Director: Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
Program Co-Leaders: Sarah Gehlert, PhD, and  Laura Bierut, MD

The Prevention and Control Program includes 35 members from nine different departments and three schools: Washington University School of MedicineWashington University School of Social Work and Saint Louis University School of Public Health. The program’s overarching goal is to develop and conduct research across the cancer continuum that is transdisciplinary in nature and translational in focus. 

Within the program, transdisciplinary research spans from cell to society to address key problems in cancer prevention and control, including disparities, tobacco control, energy balance and genetics. Translational research evaluates efforts to implement and disseminate evidence-based cancer control initiatives into clinical and public health practice as well as health policy. To achieve these goals, the Prevention and Control Program:

  • Provides scientific leadership that identifies and actively promotes opportunities for transdisciplinary and translational cancer prevention and control science
  • Recruits and supports new scientific talent with interests and experience in transdisciplinary and translational areas 
  • Assembles and supports transdisciplinary teams across Siteman Cancer Center
  • Coordinates seminars, workshops and training sessions that help shape the research concepts and skills of cancer prevention and control conducted by researchers
  • Builds community partnerships to assure Siteman Cancer Center’s research is responsive to local community needs, NCI Objectives and is accountable for timely translation of research into practice

Leading-edge transdisciplinary and translational research is underway across the program. Examples include studies examining and reducing breast cancer disparities, improving tobacco control, energy balance and maximizing the benefits of cancer genetics research for cancer prevention.

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Gerald Andriole, MD Surgery
Lauren Arnold, PhD, MPH Public Health and Social Justice
Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, PhD, MS Surgery
Elizabeth Baker, PhD Public Health and Social Justice
Laura Bierut, MD Psychiatry
Ingrid Borecki, PhD Genetics
Ross Brownson, PhD Public Health - Social Work
Kathleen Bucholz, PhD Psychiatry
Arnold Bullock, MD Surgery
Charlene Caburnay, PhD, MPH Public Health - Social Work
Kenneth Carson, MD Internal Medicine
Mario Castro, MD, MPH Internal Medicine
Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD Psychiatry
Li-Shiun Chen, MD, MPH, ScD Psychiatry
Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH Surgery
Teresa Deshields, PhD Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH Internal Medicine
Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH Surgery
Dayna Early, MD Internal Medicine
Seth Eisen, MD Internal Medicine
Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH Internal Medicine
Victoria Fraser, MD Internal Medicine
Feng Gao, MD, PhD Biostatistics
Sarah Gehlert, PhD Public Health - Social Work
David Gierada, MD Radiology
Melody Goodman, PhD, MS Surgery
Richard Grucza, PhD Psychiatry
Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD Public Health - Social Work
Lannis Hall, MD, MPH Radiation Oncology
Andrew Heath, D Phil Psychiatry
Mark Heiland, PhD Siteman Cancer Center
Aimee James, PhD, MPH Surgery
Donna Jeffe, PhD Internal Medicine
Kimberly Johnson, PhD, MPH Public Health - Social Work
Allison King, MD Pediatrics
Matthew Kreuter, PhD Public Health - Social Work
Steven Lawrence, MD, MS Internal Medicine
Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, PhD Psychiatry
Min Lian, MD, PhD Internal Medicine
Erin Linnenbringer, PhD, MS Surgery
Rebecca Lobb, ScD, MPH Surgery
Jiaxin (Esther) Lu, PhD Biostatistics
Douglas Luke, PhD Public Health - Social Work
Pamela Madden, PhD Psychiatry
L. Stewart Massad, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amy McQueen, PhD Internal Medicine
Kelle Moley, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yikyung Park, ScD Surgery
Michele Pergadia, PhD Psychiatry
Jay Piccirillo, MD Otolaryngology
Mary Politi, PhD Surgery
John Rice, PhD Psychiatry
Stephen Ristvedt, PhD Psychiatry
Catherine Roe, PhD Neurology
Nancy Saccone, PhD Genetics
Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD Public Health - Social Work
Kristen Sanfilippo, MD, MPH Internal Medicine
Kenneth Schechtman, PhD Biostatistics
Mario Schootman, PhD Public Health and Social Justice
Katherine Stamatakis, PhD, MPH Public Health and Social Justice
Seth Strope, MD, MPH Surgery
Walton Sumner II, MD Internal Medicine
Siobhan Sutcliffe, PhD, ScM, MHS Surgery
Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD Surgery
Erika Waters, PhD, MPH Surgery
Ricardo Wray, PhD Public Health and Social Justice