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Neil Abernathy , PhD

Email: neila@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 616-2813

Dr. Abernathy's current research interests are public health informatics standards, epidemic models, and molecular epidemiology in the context of global health; scientific and social networks as they pertain to collaborative research; novel 3-D imaging displays; Environmental interventions for infectious disease; high-throughput biology; and evolutionary game theory.

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M. Robyn Andersen , PhD, MPH

Email: rander@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-6684

Dr. Andersen's research examines issues related to the adoption of medical technologies for the prevention and treatment of cancer. She is currently involved in projects examining psychosocial predictors of quality of life for breast and ovarian cancer survivors, the influence of Complimentary and Alternative (CAM) on cancer diagnosis and treatment and the potential of a symptoms index to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

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Benjamin Anderson , MD

Email: banderso@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 543-6352

Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where his practice is devoted to caring for patients with breast health issues and cancer. Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include oncoplastic breast surgery, which simultaneously improves oncologic and cosmetic outcomes with complex cancer resections. He holds joint faculty positions at the Fred Hutch Division of Public Health Sciences and the UW Department of Global Health. He directs the Breast Health Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). From 2005-2007, Dr. Anderson served as President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD). Dr. Anderson created and chairs the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), which developed resource-stratified guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). On the U.S. delegation to the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Dr. Anderson contributed to the 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Prevention and Control Resolution. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) awarded Dr. Anderson their 2011 Partners in Progress Award. In 2012, Dr. Anderson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the oldest international professional organization addressing global cancer control. Dr. Anderson now chairs the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) International Program Committee. Most recently, the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) awarded him their 2013 Inspiration Award, recognizing his dedication and efforts to improve quality and effectiveness of breast cancer care around the globe.

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K. Scott Baker , MD

Email: ksbaker@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-5594

Dr. Baker is a pediatric oncologist. His main focus is on late effects of cancer therapy, in particular in patients that have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant for non-malignant disorders such as bone marrow failure syndromes, primary immunodeficiencies, and the histocytic disorders. He is interested in the use of umbilical cord blood for use in transplantation for both malignant and non-malignant diseases.

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Aasthaa Bansal , PhD

Email: abansal@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 427-5448

Dr. Bansal's research interests include the statistical evaluation of biomarkers and medical tests for disease prognosis and treatment selection. In addition to her background developing statistical methodology, she was involved in collaborative research at the Center for Biomedical Statistics from 2009 to 2013. While there, Bansal worked with academic investigators on the statistical analysis of studies in colon cancer screening, esophageal cancer treatment, institutional profiling, chronic illness management and juvenile arthritis.

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Trevor Bedford , PhD

Email: tbedford@fredhutch.org

Dr. Bedford studies the dynamics of virus populations. This includes the questions of how strains spread through the world, strains evolve in response to immune pressure, and ultimately what makes a strain successful.

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Shirley Beresford , PhD, MSc, MA

Email: beresfrd@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 543-9512

Dr. Beresford's research interests are in the areas of nutritional epidemiology and chronic disease prevention; specifically designed to improve the scientific basis for public health policy and recommendations concerning dietary intake, physical activity and intake of folic acid.

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Parveen Bhatti , PhD

Email: pbhatti@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-7803

Dr. Bhatti's research focus is on occupational and environmental epidemiology of cancer with a focus in biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and disease; particularly genetic susceptibility to cancer following low dose exposure to occupational or medical ionizing radiation.

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Denise Boudreau , PhD, MS

Email: boudreau.d@ghc.org

Phone: (206) 287-2067

Dr. Boudreau's area of expertise is Pharmacoepidemiology. Her research ranges from cancer to cardiovascular disease. Her latest project explores the influence of commonly used medications such as statins and chronic antibiotic use on breast cancer outcomes. Dr. Boudreau is also an expert at pharmaco-economic studies such as reviewing the costs and effects of using medications on biologic and screening endpoints for breast cancer and cost of false positive mammography.

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Debbie Bradshaw , MSc, DPhil

Email: debbie.bradshaw@mrc.ac.za

Phone: +27 21 9380944 

Professor Bradshaw trained as a biostatistician and has expertise in epidemiology and demography. Her main research interests are non-communicable disease mortality, maternal mortality, diabetes-related mortality, and changes in population health in regards to obesity and tobacco use.

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Diana Buist , PhD, MPH

Email: buist.d@ghc.org

Phone: (206) 287-2931

Dr. Buist is an epidemiologist and health services researcher whose work focuses primarily on early detection of breast cancer and reducing illness and death from breast cancer in populations. Her research interests and experience are in the areas of Cancer control; Preventative medicine; Women's health; Aging and geriatrics. She is especially interested in translating research findings into clinically meaningful guidelines.

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Christopher Carlson , PhD

Email: ccarlson@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-7034

Dr. Carlson's research focus is the identification and functional dissection of polymorphisms that correlate with common diseases and quantitative traits; assessing the functional impact of candidate SNPs on a variety of regulatory mechanisms, including promoter function and mRNA structure. Currently he is also involved in high throughput sequencing of the rearranged TCR and BCR repertoire for adaptive immune system profiling in cancer and performing functional analysis of genome wide associations in colorectal cancer.

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Cara Carty , PhD

Email: ccarty@whi.org

Phone: (206) 667-4142

Dr. Cara Carty specializes in public health; epidemiology; biostatistics; genetics; environmental health; and toxicology. Her research interests are in the Biostatistics and Biomathematics.

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Xiaoyu Chai , MS

Email: xchai@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-3004

Xiaoyu Chai's interests lie in the design of experiments such as A/B testing, factorial design, sampling, blocking, randomization, stratification, power and sample size calculation; statistical modeling such as generalized linear/non-linear/additive/penalized models, survival analysis, simulation, time series forecasting, clustering/segmentation, dimension reduction, hypothesis testing, feature selection; and machine learning such as bootstrap, cross-validation, Monte Carlo simulation, classification trees, bagging, random forests, boosting, support vector machines, neural networks, ensemble learning, parallel computing.

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Dennis Chao , PhD

Email: dchao@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-1186

Dr. Chao's research interests are in computer and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, including influenza, cholera, and dengue. His current projects include: containment of bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases threats; computer simulation of dengue epidemics; and in modeling the effects of mass cholera vaccination in Haiti and Africa.

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Chu Chen , PhD, NRCC, DABCC

Email: cchen@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-6644

Dr. Chen's research interests include the identification of 1) diagnostic and prognostic markers to aid personalized management of head and neck cancer based on gene expression profiles, loss of heterozygosity, DNA copy number, and tissue microarray data.; and 2) determinants for the susceptibility to and survival from cancers of the head and neck, lung, endometrium, breast, prostate and testes through investigations into lifestyle factors, endogenous and environmental exposures, and genetic and epigenetic influences.

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Eric Chow , MD, MPH

Email: ericchow@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 667-7724

Dr. Chow studies late effects related to pediatric cancer and blood disorder therapy.

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H. Joachim Deeg , MD

Email: jdeeg@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-5985

Dr. Deeg is interested in the pathophysiology, genetics and epigenetics of MDS (role of transcription factors in regulation). He is also interested in the inflammatory responses and GVHD (effects of alpha1 anti-trypsin [AAT]), the separation of GVHD and GVL effects by AAT, and iron and allogeneic responses (in vitro, in vivo).

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Jason Dominitz , MD, MHS

Email: dominitz@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 764-2285

Dr. Dominitz is a gastroenterologist whose clinical expertise is colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy and polyp removal. His research interests include outcomes research in gastroenterology with specific interest in the epidemiology of gastrointestinal and liver disease.

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Deborah Donnell , PhD

Email: deborah@scharp.org

Phone: (206) 667-5661

Dr. Donnell is a Principal Staff Scientist in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VIDI). She is the Principal Investigator of the HIV Prevention Trials Network Statistical and Data Management Center. The scientific faculty, drawing from the University of Washington Biostatistics department and the Population Sciences Program in VIDI, are responsible for the design and analysis of Phase III clinical trials to access the efficacy of biomedical and behavioral interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV

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