CCQTP Program Faculty


More than thirty faculty members from 11 departments in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Library and Information Sciences serve as teachers and mentors.

As a group, the program faculty offers multidisciplinary training expertise in oncology, health services, aging, disparities, medicine, epidemiology, nutrition, radiology, information science, and behavioral science.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: cancer screening, clinical decision making, patient decision making, cancer treatment, quality measurement and assessment, dissemination of innovations, survivorship, and palliative and end-of-life care, and cancer health disparities.

Program faculty members participate in the program’s education and training activities and provide trainees with mentored research experiences.

Program Faculty List



School of Public Health
Andrea Biddle, Ph.D. Cancer health outcomes, cost effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, technology assessment
Noel Brewer, Ph.D. Decision making, risk perceptions, HPV vaccine, genomic testing
Paul Brown, Ph.D. Cancer health outcomes, cost effectiveness, comparative effectiveness
Marci Campbell, Ph.D. Cancer-related behavior change, community interventions, cancer survivorship
William Carpenter, Ph.D. Diffusion of innovation, cancer treatment patterns, organization theory and behavior
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D. Minority aging, family care giving and aging, disparities in lung cancer care
Jo Anne Earp, Ph.D. Breast cancer; behavior change (screening), cancer disparities reduction, community interventions
Andrew Olshan, Ph.D. Head and neck cancers, treatment patterns, tobacco and other risk factors, childhood cancers
Morris Weinberger, Ph.D. Quality of care, health outcomes, patient-centered care, health literacy, primary care
Bryan Weiner, Ph.D. Innovation implementation, dissemination; clinical trials research networks
Stephanie Wheeler, Ph.D. Decision making; health disparities; breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers; technology assessment
School of Medicine
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD Health services research, vulnerable populations, community-based research, research ethics
Tim Daaleman, MD Social and cultural influence on end-of-life care, aging and the life course, spirituality and medicine
Paul Godley, MD, Ph.D. Prostate cancer, screening, patterns of care, cancer health disparities
Richard Goldberg, MD Colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, cancer genetics, developmental therapeutics, clinical trial design
Laura Hanson, MD Palliative care, hospice care, quality measurement, informed decision-making
David Ollila, MD Sentinel node technology, novel therapies for metastatic melanoma, endocrine surgery
Michael Pignone, MD Decision-making, physician-patient communication, screening, clinical epidemiology
David Ransohoff, MD Colorectal cancer, screening, epidemiology
Robert Sandler, MD GI cancer, epidemiology, health outcomes, cancer prevention, early detection
Mark Socinski, MD Clinical trials in both small-cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer
Joel Tepper, MD GI cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, radiation therapy, treatment planning
School of Nursing
Donna Havens, RN, Ph.D. Nursing quality of care, quality assessment, nursing turnover, nurse retention
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH Design, implementation, and evaluation of interdisciplinary ambulatory care systems
Barbara Mark, RN, Ph.D. Quality and safety in acute care hospitals, nursing policy, working environments, nursing workforce
Merle Mishel, RN, Ph.D. Psychosocial support, uncertainty management in breast and prostate cancer, survivorship
School of Social Work
Sheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D. Social gerontology, psychosocial aspects of health, long-term care, health outcomes
School of Pharmacy
Betsy Sleath, Ph.D. Physician-patient communication, ethnic/racial differences in medication use
School of Library and Information Sciences
Joanne Marshall, Ph.D Health information needs and services; value and impact of library and information services
Barbara Wildemuth, Ph.D. Information systems design and evaluation, health literacy, electronic health resources
Duke University
Amy Abernethy Cancer pain management, symptom control, supportive oncology,
Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD Breast cancer and outcomes analysis, clinical trials accrual, ethics in clinical research

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