Our Researchers

Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology; Director, PhD Program in Public & Community Health; Co-Director, Global Health Pathway; Co-Director, GEO Shared Resource; Adjunct Associate Professor, Geography, UW-Milwaukee

Dr. Beyer’s research utilizes geographic information systems (GIS), epidemiological and qualitative approaches to examine the spatial patterning of cancer burdens and the complex processes that cause the patterns.

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Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Equity

Dr. Dellinger is a co-investigator at the Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health. Dr. Dellinger serves the tribal community in many ways, including scientific research, quantitative analysis, cinematography/editing, digital imaging, and risk assessment. Specifically, he focuses on improving access to toxicological and risk assessment data in the relevant community via culturally-tailored media. 

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Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Kathryn Flynn, PhD

Professor in Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Flynn’s research focuses on the development and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures, primarily with the National Health Institute's Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems initiative to standardize measurement of patient-reported outcomes across chronic disease populations. She also conducts research on patient decision making, most recently with patients seeking care for infertility.

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Mary Horowitz, MD, MS

Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Professor of Hematologic Research; Director, Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research; Associate Director, Cancer, Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine

Dr. Horowitz leads a large multicenter outcomes research group focused on factors influencing the use and success of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). She is also principal investigator of the Data and Coordinating Center of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, an NIH-funded trial group conducting multicenter Phase II and III trials addressing HCT-related issues.

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Mary Horowitz, MD, MS

Sailaju Kamaraju, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Kamaraju is interested in breast cancer clinical care, research, outcomes research and is passionate about survivorship. She is the chair and leader of the annual MCW Cancer Disparities Symposium.

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Sailaja Kamaraju, MD

Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH

Associate Provost for Research, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine and Population Health

Dr. Nattinger conducts research in the area of cancer related health services research. Her studies include the relationship of cancer treatments to outcomes, survivorship care, and disparities in cancer therapy and outcomes.

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Ann Nattinger, MD

Joan Neuner, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Neuner’s cancer-related research is focused on outcomes and quality of care. She is also interested in patient communication, particularly related to treatment risks and benefits, and also patient communication and quality of care in cancer. Her primary focus has been breast cancer and its bony complications, but she has also published work regarding prostate cancer patterns of care and colon cancer screening. Dr. Neuner is co-leader of the MCW Cancer Center's cancer control program.

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Joan Neuner, MD

Lilliana Pezzin, PhD, JD

Professor, Institute for Health & Equity; Executive Director, Collaborative for Health Delivery Science

Dr. Pezzin’s research interest includes breast cancer processes of care and outcomes; effectiveness and cost effectiveness of alternative breast cancer therapies; burden of disease; methodological issues related to heterogeneity of treatment effects and treatment choices; access to care and disparities therein.

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Liliana Pezzin, PhD, JD

Doug Rizzo, MD

Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR | Milwaukee Campus; Cancer Service Line Director, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Rizzo’s primary research related interests are late effects of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), access to hematopoietic cell transplantation, center specific outcomes for HCT and health IT issues.

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Doug Rizzo, MD

Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES

Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, MCW Cancer Center; MCW Cancer Center Research Scholar Endowed Chair; Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Equity

Dr. Rogers’ research agenda has contributed to translational solutions that address the complex underpinnings of inequities in men’s health, with a primary focus on colorectal cancer (CRC) awareness and prevention among African-American men for more than 10 years. In addition to being a thought leader in the CRC space, his research foci also include cancer health disparities, behavioral and community-based implementation science, mixed methods, and survey methodology.

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Charles Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES®

Wael Saber, MD, MS


Dr. Saber’s research focuses on comparative effectiveness analyses of large databases to identify predictors of favorable post hematopoietic cell transplantation outcomes. He specially focuses on the role of hematopoietic cell transplantation for myeloid malignancies and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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Melinda Stolley, PhD

Associate Director of Prevention and Control

Dr. Stolley’s research focuses on obesity, health behaviors, cancer disparities and survivorship. She is also interested in psychosocial distress in underserved communities. She has received funding from the Racine Community Foundation to expand our Community Cancer Health Education efforts. She is also funded through three awards from the National Cancer Institute along with grants from the American Cancer Society and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

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Melinda Stolley, PhD

Tina Yen, MD, MS, FACS, FSSO

Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology; Co-Director, GEO Shared Resource; Interim Program Leader, MCW Cancer Center Breast Disease-Oriented Team

Dr. Yen is a surgical oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer and health services research. Her research focuses on studying breast cancer quality of care, patterns of care, and the relationship of these patterns of care to outcomes of care through the analysis of large administrative data sets and tumor registry data.

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Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS, FACS, FSSO