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CRN Investigators

Executive Committee Members

Lawrence Kushi

Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
CRN Principal Investigator, Site PI, Co-Lead: Outreach & Collaborations Core
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Title: Director of Scientific Policy

Other Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, University of California at Davis School of Medicine

Research Interests: Nutritional and cancer epidemiology, cancer etiology and prognosis

Contact: larry.kushi@kp.org

Heather Clancy

Heather A. Clancy, MPH
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
CRN Project Director
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Title: Research Project Manager

Contact: heather.a.clancy@kp.org

V. Paul Doria-Rose

V. Paul Doria-Rose, DVM, PhD
National Cancer Institute
NCI Project Scientist
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Title: Epidemiologist

Research Interests: Cancer screening: comparative effectiveness

Contact: doriarop@mail.nih.gov

Mark Hornbrook

Mark C. Hornbrook, PhD
Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Site PI, SWG Co-Lead: Health Care Quality & Cost
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Title: Senior Investigator and Chief Scientist

Research Interests: Health care cost and utilization analysis, economic evaluation methods, patient classification methods, health status measurement, predictive modeling, and health-based payment systems

Contact: Mark.C.Hornbrook@kpchr.org

Kathleen Mazor

Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Site PI, SWG Co-Lead: Communication & Dissemination
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Title: Assistant Director Meyers Primary Care Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical School

Other Affiliations: Cancer Communication Research Center

Research Interests: Physical-patient communication, health literacy, disclosure of medical errors and decision-making

Contact: Kathy.mazor@meyersprimary.org

Alyssa Grauman

Alyssa Grauman, MPH
National Cancer Institute
NCI Program Director
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Title: Public Health Advisor

Contact: graumana@mail.nih.gov

Steering Committee Members

Alyce S. Adams

Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Co-Lead: Outreach & Collaborations Core
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Title: Research Scientist II

Other Affiliations: Advisory Committee on Quality for the California Health Families Program

Research Interests: Healthcare disparities/vulnerable populations, health services and policy research

Contact: alyce.s.adams@kp.org

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown, PhD
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute/Harvard Medical School
Co-Lead: Informatics Core
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Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine

Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, distributed networks, health policy

Contact: jeff_brown@harvardpilgrim.org

Diana Buist

Diana SM Buist, PhD, MPH
Group Health Research Institute
Co-Lead: CRN Scholars
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Title: Senior Scientific Investigator

Other Affiliations: Affiliate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Public Health Sciences Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Service, Department of Epidemiology.

Research Interests: Cancer screening and prevention, outreach and primary care prevention, comparative effectiveness, cost transparency, surveillance, secondary prevention, breast cancer treatment, breast cancer screening, outcomes following cancer diagnosis, cancer survivorship, provider variability in care

Contact: buist.d@ghc.org

James Cerhan

James R. Cerhan, PhD, MD
Mayo Clinic
Co-Lead: EPO SWG
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Title: Professor of Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Health Sciences Research

Research Interests: Molecular and genetic epidemiology of cancer etiology, prognosis and survivorship, with a focus on hematologic malignancies and breast and prostate cancer

Contact: Cerhan.James@mayo.edu

Jessica Chubak

Jessica Chubak, PhD, MBHL
Group Health Research Institute
Site PI, Co-Lead: Informatics Core
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Title: Assistant Scientific Investigator

Other Affiliations: Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Epidemiology

Research Interests: Cancer survivorship, cancer screening, epidemiologic methods, medication use, chronic disease management, health services

Contact: chubak.j@ghc.org

Douglas A. Corley

Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD, MPH
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
SWG Co-Lead: Prevention & Screening
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Title: Research Scientist, Attending Gastroenterologist

Other Affiliations: Associate Member, University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Research Interests: Outcomes and epidemiologic research in gastroenterology, with a particular emphasis on gastrointestinal cancer epidemiology, cancer surveillance, pharmacoepidemiology, and nutritional epidemiology

Contact: douglas.corley@kp.org

Heather Spencer Feigelson

Heather Spencer Feigelson, PhD, MPH
Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
SWG Co-Lead: Epidemiology of Prognosis & Outcomes
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Title: Sr. Investigator, Research Economist

Other Affiliations: Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Cancer and Genomics (C-Gen), Institute for Health Research, KPCO; Associate Professor (Affiliate) in the Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology; Member, University of Colorado Cancer Center

Research Interests: Genetic Susceptibility and genomics, molecular markers of treatment response and prognosis, gut microbiome, role of obesity in cancer

Contact: Heather.S.Feigelson@kp.org

Terry Field

Terry Field, D.Sc
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Co-Lead: Scholars Program
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Title: Associate Director, MPCI; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Other Affiliations:

Research Interests: Provision of care to disabled and elderly patients in the ambulatory and long-term care settings; provision of care to cancer patients with a special interest in survival deficits for patients at risk of receiving less than optimal care, including elderly and minority patients

Contact: Terry.Field@umassmed.edu

Russell Glasgow

Russell Glasgow, PhD
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine
SWG Co-Lead: Communication & Dissemination
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Title: Associate Director, Colorado Health Outcomes Research Program

Contact: Russell.Glasgow@ucdenver.edu

Robert T. Greenlee

Robert T. Greenlee, PhD, MPH
Epidemiology Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Site PI
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Title: Research Scientist

Other Affiliations: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Faculty Executive Committee, Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests: Cancer surveillance; cancer screening and early detection; clinical epidemiology and effectiveness research in cancer and cardiovascular diseases

Contact: greenlee.robert@mcrf.mfldclin.edu

Stacey Honda

Stacey Honda, MD, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Center for Health Research
Site PI
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Title: Medical Director

Other Affiliations: Associate Medical Director of Ancillary Specialties, Chief of Pathology, Medical Director of Laboratories, Director of Point of Care Testing, and Member of the Board of Directors at Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Associate Program Director and Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Hawaii's Pathology Residency Program.

Research Interests: Translational medicine; comparative effectiveness research; colon, breast, prostate, and hematologic particularly myeloma cancers

Contact: stacey.honda@kp.org

Christine Cole Johnson

Christine Cole Johnson, MPH, PhD
Department of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital & Health System/Health Alliance Plan
Site PI
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Title: Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Other Affiliations: Director, HFHS Josephine Ford Cancer Center’s Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control Program; Director, HFHS Center for Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research

Research Interests: Cancer epidemiology and prevention, etiologies of allergy and asthma

Contact: cjohnso1@hfhs.org

Brian S. Mittman

Brian S. Mittman, PhD
VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support
SWG Co-Lead: Communication & Dissemination
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Title: Senior Advisor

Other Affiliations: Senior Scientist, KPSC Department of Research Evaluation. Senior Advisor, RAND Health Sciences Program

Research Interests: Implementation science, healthcare quality improvement research, patient-centered outcomes research

Contact: Brian.Mittman@va.gov

Virginia P. Quinn

Virginia P. Quinn, PhD, MPH
Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Site PI, SWG Co-Lead: Prevention & Screening
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Title: Research Scientist II

Research Interests: Prevention and screening, health behavior interventions, medication adherence, cancer quality of care, patient reported outcomes

Contact: Virginia.P.Quinn@kp.org

Debra Ritzwoller

Debra Ritzwoller, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Site PI, SWG Co-Lead: Health Care Quality & Cost
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Title: Sr. Investigator, Research Economist

Other Affiliations: Member University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests: Comparative effectiveness, benefit design and patient cost-sharing, cost estimation and cost-effectiveness

Contact: Debra.Ritzwoller@kp.org

Deborah Schrag

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
SWG Co-Lead: Health Care Quality & Cost
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Title: Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Quality & effectiveness of cancer care, enhancing value of cancer care, improving patient centered decision making in oncology, elimination of disparities in cancer treatment outcomes, optimizing health system performance

Contact: Deb_Schrag@dfci.harvard.edu

Thomas Vaughan

Thomas Vaughan, MD, MPH
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
SWG Co-Lead: Prevention & Screening
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Title: Program Head
Research Interests: Etiology of cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system

Contact: tvaughan@fhcrc.org


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