Kathryn Pollak, PhD, Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, brings critical Behavioral Sciences expertise to program leadership. She is also Co-leader of Behavioral Sciences (Focus Area 2). Dr. Pollak is a cancer-focused social psychologist who has been PI on six R01s which investigate behavioral interventions to promote smoking cessation and improve doctor-patient communication both in primary and palliative care.
Qingyi Wei, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Medicine, is Associate Director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Co-leader of CCPS and Co-leader of Epidemiology and Population Genomics (Focus Area 1). He is a professor of Medicine and an internationally recognized epidemiologist focused on the molecular and genetic epidemiology of head and neck cancers, lung cancer, and melanoma. His research focuses on biomarkers and genetic determinants for the DNA repair deficient phenotype and variations in cell death. He is Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal "Cancer Medicine" and Associate Editor-in-Chief of of International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics