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IMPROVING PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION PROJECT

 

 Albrecht Terrance L. Albrecht, Ph.D., MLIR

Associate Center Director
Population Studies and Disparities Research
Associate Center Director, Population Sciences

Leader, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R- HP1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8262
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: Albrecht@karmanos.org

Denise Cunningham, Assistant
Alternate Email: cunningh@karmanos.org

 


 

 Haythem Ali, M.D.
Henry Ford Health System
Phone: 313-916-2576
Email: hali1@hfhs.org

 


 

chapmanRobert Chapman, M.D.
Director, Josephine Ford Cancer Center
Henry Ford Health System

Robert Chapman, M.D., is the director of the Josephine Ford Cancer Center and the division head of Hematology/Oncology at the Henry Ford Health System.

He is the co-principal investigator for the Community Network Program II, an NCI grant supported concerted effort by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, the Josephine Ford Cancer Center and Wayne State School of Medicine to reduce the cancer disparities adversely affecting older, underserved African Americans in southeast Michigan.

A highly respected lung cancer specialist, Dr. Chapman also served as Henry Ford’s principal investigator for a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Cancer Prevention and Treatment Demonstration Project. The goal of this study was to reduce disparities in cancer care within minorities. Henry Ford was one of six sites in the country to participate.

From July 2003 through July 2008, Dr. Chapman served on and subsequently chaired the National Cancer Institute Scientific Review Group: Subcommittee H, a group that is responsible for making funding recommendations for NCI supported cooperative group cancer research.

In addition, he is a member of the American Cancer Society, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Southwest Oncology Group and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He also is a board member with the Michigan Cancer Consortium and the Michigan Society for Hematology and Oncology.

Dr. Chapman received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his internal medicine post-graduate training at Henry Ford Hospital and his fellowship in medical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 


 

EgglySusan Eggly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University and a Scientist in the Population Studies and Disparities Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. She received her Ph.D. in communication studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on clinician-patient communication and patient outcomes in a variety of medical contexts, including cancer, primary care, end-of-life, and pediatrics. She has ongoing, NIH-funded research in the areas of clinical communication and outcomes related to clinical trials, health disparities, treatment decision, pain, and parental bereavement. Most of her work involves systematic analysis of real-time video recordings of clinical interactions with physicians, patients, and patients’ companions. She and Lou Penner are co-PIs for the Full Research Project for a U54 Community Network Program award addressing cancer health disparities in Older, Underserved African Americans with cancer in the Detroit area.

Wayne State University School of Medicine/Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone 313 576-8260

Email: egglys@karmanos.org  

 


 

Shirish Gadgeel, MD
Associate Professor and Physician Manager

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8753

Email: gadgeels@karmanos.org  

 


 

Richard Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology

University of Michigan
3008 East Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Telephone: 734-647-6785

Email: gonzo@umich.edu

 


 

Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Dept of Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology Division
Associate Professor, Department of Health Management & Policy
Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Program

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
300 North Ingalls Room NI3A22
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734-647-9912
Fax:
Email: jengrigg@umich.edu  

 


 

Nao Hagiwara-Livingston, Ph.D
Principal Investigator, Beliefs Pilot Study
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R, HP10CB
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: Fax: 313-576-8270
Email: hagiwarn@karmanos.org  

 


 

Christina Jagielski
Project Manager
Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology

University of Michigan
300 North Ingalls Building, SPC 5419
NI3A13
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Telephone: 734-615-1264
Fax: 734-763-7672
Email: cjagiels@med.umich.edu

 


 

Nora Lesnau
Henry Ford Health System
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202-1078

Telephone: 313-916-3221
Blackberry: 734-478-2361
Fax:

Email: nlessna1@hfhs.org  

 


 

LitchbergPeter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP 
Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. After his internship he completed a post doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School where he also became a faculty member. A clinician and researcher throughout his career Dr. Lichtenberg has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in long term care, in medical rehabilitation with those suffering from late life depression, and age-related dementias. In 1997 he was awarded a Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology.


Dr. Lichtenberg is active in his research on issues related to late life depression, minority health and aging, dementia and disability. He has written three books and edited three more and has over 130 peer reviewed publications. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America. He has won numerous national and local awards He serves as the President of the APA Division of Adult Development and Aging and recently he served as Chair of the APA Committee on Aging (2008), on the APA Presidential Task Force on Integrated Care for an Aging Population (2007) and Chair of the Behavioral and Social Science Section of the Gerontological Society of America (2007)., Dr. Lichtenberg has been the Director of the Institute of Gerontology for the past 12 years and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for 2 years and serves on a number of national, state and local boards relevant to aging in our society.

 


 

Ronda Loutfi, M.D.
Henry Ford Health System

Phone: 313-916-2772 (Loanne)

Email: rloutfi1@hfhs.org

 


 

Mark Manning
mark manningMark Manning is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University and a Scientist in the Population Studies and Disparities Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on predicting health behaviors from cognitive variables (e.g., social norms, attitudes, etc.), with a particular interest in preventive health behaviors (e.g., cancer screening). He has expertise in various statistical methods including structural regression modeling and multi-level modeling.

 


 

Ann Payne, RN BSN
Manager Karmanos Cancer Clinics
4100 John R - WE01MD

Office: (313) 576-9182
Fax: (313) 576-8381
Pager: (313) 745-0203 #9853
Blackberry: (313) 570-7998

Email: paynea@karmanos.org  

 


 

Louis Penner, Ph.D.
Professor, Wayne State University
Program Leader, Communication/Behavioral Oncology

louis pennerLouis A. Penner received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Michigan State University in 1969 He is the author or co-author of over 115 scholarly articles and book chapters and eight books. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals and is currently a member of an NIH study panel. His current research interests are psychosocial variables in the context of serious diseases and the reduction of health disparities. He is currently the PI on one NCI grant that focuses on parents’ influence on treatment-related stress among pediatric cancer patients and their families, and a Co-PI on another grant from NCI that focuses on disparities in cancer treatment. Penner is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R HP1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8261
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: pennerl@karmanos.org

 


 

Anthony Shields, MD, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Center Director, Clinical Sciences

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R HW04HO

Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 576-8735

Email: shieldsa@karmanos.org  

 


 

Michael Simon, MD
Karmanos Cancer Institute

Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Telephone: 313-576-8727

Email: simonm@karmanos.org
Alternate: (313)576-8722 (Vicki Salib)
Alternate Email: salibv@karmanos.org  

 


 

Rifky Tkatch, Ph.D.
RifkyRifky Tkatch is a post- doctoral fellow in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Karmanos Cancer Institute. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Wayne State University in 2010. Her research interests include psychosocial, cultural, and contextual factors that influence health behaviors, and communication between patients and doctors. She currently serves as the Project Director for Improving Patient Doctor Communication as well as PI on her own funded study.

Project Director, Full Research Study
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R, HP10CB
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone:
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: tkatchr@karmanos.org

 


 

Ira Wollner, MD
Henry Ford Health System

Phone: 313-316-1332
Email: iwollne1@hfhs.org    


 

 

BELIEFS ABOUT BIOSPECIMENS PILOT PROJECT

Nao Hagiwara-Livingston, Ph.D
Principal Investigator, Beliefs Pilot Study
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R, HP10CB
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: Fax: 313-576-8270
Email: hagiwarn@karmanos.org

 


    Lisa Berry-Bobovski, M.A.
Scientific Director
Behavioral/Field Research Core
Project Director, Outreach Director, SEMPAC

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R- HP1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8289
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: berryl@karmanos.org

Denise Cunningham, Assistant
Alternate Email: cunningh@karmanos.org  

Scientific DirectorBehavioral/Field Research CoreProject Director, Outreach Director, SEMPACKarmanos Cancer Institute4100 John R- HP1026Detroit, MI 48201Telephone: 313-576-8289Fax: 313-576-8270Email: Denise Cunningham, AssistantAlternate Email:  

 

 


 

Carie Francis
Manager, SEMPAC Center
Project Director, Beliefs About Biospecimens Pilot Study
Communication/Behavioral Oncology

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R - HP 1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8285
Fax: 313-576-8270
Email: francisc@karmanos.org


 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH CORE

Lisa Berry-Bobovski, M.A.
Scientific Director
Behavioral/Field Research Core
Project Director, Outreach Director, SEMPAC

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R- HP1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8289
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: berryl@karmanos.org

 


 

Jena Baker-Calloway, MPH
Community Health Educator
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R, HP10CB
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8032
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: calloway@karmanos.org

 


 

Carie Francis
Manager, SEMPAC Center
Project Director, Beliefs About Biospecimens Pilot Study
Communication/Behavioral Oncology

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R - HP 1026
Detroit, MI 48201
Telephone: 313-576-8285
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: francisc@karmanos.org

 


 

William Stengle, MPH
Community Health Educator
Population Studies and Disparities Research Program

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
4100 John R- HP 1026
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-576-8703
Fax: 313-576-8270

Email: stengleb@karmanos.org