Department of Epidemiology

Research Publications by Trainees

In the last 10 years, our former and current predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees have published a total of 102 papers related to T32 training program. The majority of these papers are directly associated with the training program. A total of 32 abstracts were presented at national/international meetings. Our pre- and postdoctoral trainees work in a wide array of cancer sites (breast, colorectal, prostate, kidney, bladder, melanoma, esophagus, liver, upper-aerodigestive tract, lung, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and endometrium) and in a variety of ethnic populations within the US (African-American, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hispanic, and White) and around the world (US, China, and Europe). The publication list of trainees in the program shows that they conduct novel research, in multiethnic populations, and in large case-control, consortium, and cohort studies: the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) Consortium (Lee), International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO) (Kim, Pezeshki), Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) study (Setiawan, Gill, Park), and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) (Peckham). From a molecular and genetic perspective, almost every trainee has published or is preparing a manuscript using molecular or genetic data. Many of the published works exhibit the interdisciplinary methodology of our trainees, such as alcohol-related cancers and genetic susceptibility in Europe (ARCAGE) (Lee, Park), infectious etiology (Goldstein, Baecker), environmental exposures (Kim, Lee, Meyers), nutritional epidemiology (Burke), pathway based approach of smoking-related cancers and other cancers and gene-environment interactions (Lee, Oh, Wang, Tarleton, Wallar, Peckham). Our trainees have also conducted research in epidemiology methodology (Thompson, Keebler), childhood cancers (Marcotte), descriptive epidemiology (Goldstein), stem-cell pathway (Tarleton), and microRNA related pathways (Peckham, Wallar). We will continue to train pre- and postdoctoral fellows in cancer molecular epidemiology for both epidemiologic methodology and molecular laboratory skills.


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