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Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), Boston, MA

TOPS T32 funded by the National Cancer Institute

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Current TOPS Fellows - Welcome Class of 2019!

CLASS OF 2019

Dr. Andrew Hantel is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School working in the Division of Population Sciences. His research will focus on health outcomes and ethics. He will also be seeing patients in the Division of Oncology Hospital Medicine. Andrew was a hematology/oncology fellow at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Jennifer Spencer is a post-doctoral fellow working at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with Dr. Jane Kim. Jenny received her PhD from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. She is interested in using econometric and decision making science methods to address issues of health equity in access and care quality. 

Dr. Ashley Nelson is a post-doctoral fellow working at Massachusetts General Hospital with Drs. Joseph Greer and Areej El-Jawahri. Ashley received her PhD from the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on understanding quality of life impairments stemming from cancer diagnosis and treatment and adapting psychosocial interventions to alleviate physical and emotional side effects and improve quality of life. 

TOPS Alumni - Where are they now?

TOPS (formerly called “PCORT, Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training”, PI Dr. Scott Gazelle) has a strong history of success!  From 2002-2017, the program supported over 40 fellows in their research training.  Our alumni hold leadership and research positions in a number of academic medical centers, cancer centers, policy and other positions around the U.S.

To find out more about past fellows' research activities, funding, and publications, click to check them out online!

CLASS OF 2016

Justin C. Brown, PhD

Director, Cancer Metabolism at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Oreofe Odejide, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member of both Hematologic Malignancies and Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2015

Kelly Edwards Irwin, MD MPH

Director, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program, Psychiatric Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Attending Psychiatrist, MGH Cancer Center and MGH Schizophrenia Center

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Vanessa Merker, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research 

Winta Mehtsun, MD MPH

Clinical Fellow, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center

CLASS OF 2014

Christy E. Cauley, MD

Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Loren Saulsberry, PhD

Instructor, University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences

CLASS OF 2013

Gabriel Brooks, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine 

Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Medical Oncologist, Norris Cotton Cancer Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Mark G. Shrime, MD MPH PhD FACS

Research Director, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University Center for Health and Wellbeing 
 

CLASS OF 2012

Jennifer A. Shin, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Physician in Hematology-Oncology and Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital

Thomas Tsai, MD MPH

Surgeon,  Massachusetts General Hospital

Health Policy Researcher, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Craig White

Vice President and Managing Director, Precision Health Economics

CLASS OF 2011

Paola Friedrich-Medina, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Director, Mexico Region, St. Jude Global

Carrie C. Lubitz, MD MPH

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital

Attending Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dorothy Romanus, PhD MS

Director, Global Outcomes Research, Takeda Oncology

CLASS OF 2010

Inga Lennes, MD MBA MPH

Senior Vice President Performance Improvement and Service Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director of Clinical Quality, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, MGH Cancer Center

Nick Menzies, PhD

Assistant Professor of Global Health, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Shoshana M. Rosenberg, MPH ScD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2009

Shilpa Grover, MD MPH

Founder and Director Onco-Gastroenterology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Staff Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology

Haejin In, MD MBA MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Surgical Oncologist, Montefiore Medical Center

Health Services Researcher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nadine Jackson McCleary, BSN MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2008

Nadine Jackson McCleary, BSN MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stacy W. Gray, MD AM

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope

Susannah L. Rose, PhD

Scientific Director of Research, Office of Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic

Assistant Professor and Professional Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Bioethics

Alexi A. Wright, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2007

Gregory A. Abel, MD MPH

Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Older Adult Hematologic Malignancy Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Julia H. Hayes, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2006

Stacey B. Dacosta-Byfield, PhD MPH

Vice President of Research, OPTUM, Heath Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) – Oncology & Immunology

Rebecca Miksad, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Director, Research Oncology, Flatiron Health

CLASS OF 2005

Michael Hassett, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Attending Physician, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Amy Knudsen, PhD

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

CLASS OF 2004

Mary Buss, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Ambulatory Palliative Care Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School

Christopher Lathan, MD MS MPH

Medical Director, DFCI at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Chief of Hematology/Oncology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Faculty Director for Cancer Care Equity, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Pari Pandharipande, MD MPH

Director, Institute for Technology Assessment, MGH

Radiologist in the MGH Division of Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Jennifer M. Yeh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Associate Scientific Researcher, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health

CLASS OF 2003

Tanya Bentley, PhD

CEO, Health & Human Performance Foundation

Research Scientist at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)

Janie Lee, MD MSc

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, MGH

Associate Professor, Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Breast Imaging

Elissa Ozanne, PhD

Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, Health System Innovation and Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

CLASS OF 2002

Vicki Jackson, MD MPH

Chief, Palliative Care Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Pamela McMahon, PhD

Project Director, Precision Medicine Prevention and Treatment, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute 

Thomas Roberts, MD

Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management

Partner and Health Care Portfolio Manager at Noonday Asset Management, LP