Brad Pollock

Brad H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., F.A.C.E.
Professor and Chairman,
Rolkin Chair in Public Health Sciences
Department of Public Health Sciences,
Associate Dean for Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Research focus:

  • Cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention & control research, and cancer care delivery research. Emphasis in pediatric, adolescent and young adult oncology, adult liver cancer, prostate cancer
Laurel Beckett

Laurel A. Beckett, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emerita

Research focus:

  • Public health impact of chronic diseases of aging, especially Alzheimer’s disease
  • Collaborations in basic science, clinical trials, care-giving, community-based research
Christopher Bowlus

Christopher L. Bowlus, M.D.
Professor and Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine

Research focus:

  • Elucidating the underlying genetic and immunologic causes of autoimmune liver diseases and using this information to develop more effective treatments
David Tom Cooke

David Tom Cooke, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Head, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Task-Force Chair Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program
Department of Surgery

Research focus:

  • Clinical studies including oncologic trials, surgical outcomes/health services research, patient-centered outcomes research, translational research, surgical education, medical social media
  • Authored 50+ scholarly manuscripts/text-book chapters
Rosemary Cress

Rosemary Cress, M.P.H., DrPH
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Principal Investigator, SEER Cancer Registry of Greater California

Research focus:

  • Use of cancer registry data to identify disparities in treatment/survival for patients with ovarian, colorectal, and lung cancer
Nathan Fairman, M.D., M.P.H.

Nathan Fairman, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Supportive Oncology & Survivorship.
Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Research Focus:

  • Behavioral Science & psycho-oncology
Edward Kim

Edward Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chair, UC Davis Pancreatic Cancer Research Incubator
Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research focus:

  • Developing/conducting clinical trials for gastrointestinal malignancies
    • Interest in translational/clinical research (pancreatic cancer)
  • Laboratory
    • Investigation/development of novel rational combinations of drugs for pancreatic cancer
    • Development of patient-derived models of pancreatic cancer to enhance pre-clinical evaluation of new therapies for pancreatic cancer
John McPherson, Ph.D.

John McPherson, Ph.D. 

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Deputy Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

Research focus:

  • Basic science, cancer genetics/genomics
Diana Miglioretti

Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D.
Division Chief of Biostatistics
Director of Biostatistics Shared Resources
Department of Public Health Sciences

Research focus:

  • Multilevel/latent variable models, longitudinal, clustered data analysis, evaluation of screening/diagnostic tests
  • Breast cancer screening research and radiation exposure from medical imaging
Jann Murray-García

Jann Murray-Garcia M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Clinical Professor, Betty Irene School of Nursing. 

Research focus:

  • Cultural humility and underserved populations, pediatrics 
Shin-Ping Tu, M.D., M.P.H.

Shin-Ping Tu, M.D., M.P.H.  

Professor & Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Bioethics, Dept. of Internal Medicine.

Research focus:

  • Implementation Science, cancer control, healthcare delivery research


Laura Van Winkle

Laura Van Winkle, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine Dept of Anatomy, Physiology, & Behavior Leader, Environmental Health Sciences Center. 

Research focus:

  • Environmental Health and respiratory toxicology

advisory board

Left to Right: Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D. Rosemary Cress, M.P.H., DrPH, Edward Kim, M.D., Ph.D, Christopher L. Bowlus, M.D., Brad H. Pollock, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E., Laurel A. Beckett, Ph.D., David Tom Cookie, M.D., F.A.C.S.