Jennifer Doherty, MS, PhD
Title: Executive Director and PI of SEER Contract
Dr. Doherty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah and a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Endowed Chair. She is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and an Affiliate Investigator in the Program in Epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is a molecular and genetic epidemiologist with a focus on ovarian and lung cancers. She has been studying ovarian cancer for over fifteen years, and leads studies identifying epidemiologic risk factors and survival for ovarian cancer gene expression subtypes (R01CA168758, MPI, JA Doherty and MA Rossing), and evaluating whether the poorer survival from ovarian cancer that African American women experience could be due to having a higher prevalence of aggressive gene expression subtypes, poorer survival from less aggressive subtypes, or both (R01 CA200854, MPI, JA Doherty and JM Schildkraut). Her work in lung cancer, also funded by an R01 and other grants, has focused on telomere length and lung cancer risk and survival by histotype. As Executive Director of Utah Cancer Registry, Dr. Doherty provides overall leadership, direction, and vision for all registry and research support activities.
Specialties: Molecular and Genetic Cancer Patho-epidemiology, Cancer Survivorship, Ovarian, and Lung Cancers.
Wallace Akerley, MD is a medical oncologist with greater than 30 years experience as a principal investigator on numerous clinical research trials who actively cares for patients with lung cancer. He is the chairman of the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), Director of the Lung Cancer Disease Center of Exce... Read More
Research Interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Smoking Lung Cancer, Radon
Specialties: Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology, Metastatic Disease, Oncology, Thoracic Oncology
Fellowship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr.
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Residency: University of Southern California
Medical School: Brown University
Carol Sweeney, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and a member of the HCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She conducts research on cancer epidemiology, with specific interests in the role of comm... Read More
Dr. Hashibe is a Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah, Director of Research and Practice for the Division of Public Health, a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and Director of Research Facilitation and Integration for the Utah Cancer Registry. She is a member of the Cancer Control and Po... Read More
Research Interests: Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Survivorship, Epidemiology, Molecular, Genetic Susceptibility, Global Epidemiology, Head and Neck Cancers
Specialties: Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Survivorship, Head and Neck Cancers
Morgan M. Millar, PhD is an assistant professor of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She is Director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute's Survey Design and Measurement Core, a research methodologist and evaluator for Utah Cancer Registry, and a member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute'... Read More
Research Interests: Health Disparities, Research Recruitment Methods, Social Disparities in Cancer, Survey Methodology