Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Burden of morbidity carried by cancer patients across the entire age spectrum.
• Etiology and pathogenesis of the long-term complications identified in cancer survivors.
• Risk prediction models to identify survivors at the highest risk of long-term complications.
• Strategies to reduce the burden of morbidity among cancer survivors.
• Causes of disparity in cancer outcomes. 

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Deputy Director
Wendy Landier, PhD, RN, CRNP

Wendy Landier, PhD, RN, CRNP

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Strategies to prevent secondary cancers in survivors.
• Improving the effective delivery of patient and family education in oncology.
• Development and implementation of guidelines to inform cancer survivorship care.

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Director of Biostatistics
Joshua Richman MD, PhD

Joshua Richman MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Research Interests
• Statistical methods for observational studies and clinical trials.
• Risk prediction models.
• Non-linear modeling.
• Machine learning.
• Bayesian analysis.

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Kristy Broman, MD

Kristy Broman, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

Research Interests
• Variation in implementation of evidence-based practices in surgical cancer care.
• Health systems level implementation strategies to achieve quality and value in healthcare.
• Optimization of high-risk melanoma management.
• Surveillance of sentinel-node positive melanoma.

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Radhika Gangaraju, MD

Radhika Gangaraju, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Burden of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients.
• Causes and consequences of cancer associated thrombosis.
• Risk prediction models for cancer associated cardiovascular disease.
• Pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and strategies to reduce this risk.
• Clonal hematopoiesis and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease.

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Andrea Gillis, MD

Andrea Gillis, MD

Assistant Professor
Endocrine Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Research Interests
• Thyroid Cancer
• Benign Thyroid Disease
• Hyperparathyroidism
• Adrenal Disease
• Surgical Treatment of Inherited Endocrine Syndomes

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Smith Giri, MD, MHS

Smith Giri, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Improving therapeutic decision making among older adults with hematologic malignancies.
• Understanding the role of body composition among older adults with cancer.
• Geriatric assessment evaluation and guided interventions among older adults with cancer.
• Interventions to preserve physical and cognitive function in older adults with cancer.
• Toxicities of stem cell transplantation and novel immunologic and cellular therapies.

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Robert Hollis, MD

Robert Hollis, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Research Interests
• Evaluation of health disparities in colorectal cancer.
• Examining the role of health literacy in surgical disparities.
• Developing interventions to improve outcomes in new ostomy patients.

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Emily Johnston, MD, MS

Emily Johnston, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Solicit bereaved family perspectives on quality end-of-life care for children with cancer.
• Establish quality measures for end-of-life care for children with cancer.
• Identify disparities in receipt of high quality end-of-life care for children with cancer.
• Identify patterns of end-of-life care for children with complex chronic conditions.

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Andrew McDonald, MD, MS

Andrew McDonald, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
UAB Heersink School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests
• Chronic effects of radiation therapy.
• Supportive care during and after radiation therapy.
• Cognitive outcomes of adult cancer survivors.
• Clinical trials.

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Donna Murdaugh, PhD

Donna Murdaugh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Understanding and improving neurocognitive outcomes in patients with cancer and blood disorders.
• Developing targeted cognitive remediation interventions.
• Improving transition of care for adolescents and youth adults with cancer and blood disorders.
• Risk prediction models for cancer related neurocognitive deficits.
• Translational research utilizing multimodality neuroimaging.

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Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, MSc, PhD

Noha Sharafeldin, MBBCh, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Genetic architecture of cancer and cancer outcomes.
• Cohort studies measuring burden of adverse outcomes in adult cancer survivors.
• Clinical and genetic risk prediction models to identify survivors at risk of adverse outcomes.
• Machine learning applications to risk prediction modelling.
• Implementation of targeted interventions to improve outcomes in cancer survivors.

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Purnima Singh, MSc, PhD, MB (ASCP) QBRS, MSPH

Purnima Singh, MSc, PhD, MB (ASCP) QBRS, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for adverse late effects in childhood cancer survivors.

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Aman Wadhwa, MD, MSPH

Aman Wadhwa, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Describing the burden of treatment related toxicities in children with cancer.
• Understanding mechanisms of treatment related toxicities in children with cancer.
• Designing interventions to reduce the burden of treatment related toxicities.

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Grant Williams, MD, MSPH

Grant Williams, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests
• Use of geriatric assessment to inform decision-making and guide interventions.
• Risk prediction models to identify older adults at increased risk for adverse events.
• Use of body composition to understand inter-individual variability in treatment outcomes.
• Examining accelerated aging as a consequence of cancer and its treatments.

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Julie Wolfson, MD, MSHS

Julie Wolfson, MD, MSHS

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

 Research Interests
• Healthcare delivery, treatment site, cost and outcome disparities.
• Social determinants of health in childhood and AYA cancer.
• Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer.
• Fertility Preservation in AYAs with cancer.
• Clinical trial enrollment in AYAs with cancer.

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