Faculty Mentors

Anna Beck, MD

Anna Beck, MD

Lee Ellington, PhD

Lee Ellington is a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, a clinical psychologist, and a teacher in the nursing doctoral program at the University of Utah. She is an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Dr. Ellington has an interdisciplinary program of res... Read More

Specialties: Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology

Email: lee.ellington@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9844

Kathi H. Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Distinguished Professor in the University of Utah College of Nursing and holds the Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing. She is an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Her research interests include can... Read More

Specialties: Oncology Nursing

Email: kathi.mooney@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9645

Michael Caserta, PhD

Michael Caserta, PhD, is a Professor in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. He holds the Robert L. and Joyce T. Rice Presidential Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging and is an associate of the University of Utah Center on Aging and Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing. He is also a... Read More

Email: Michael.Caserta@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-3572

Margaret F. Clayton, PhD, APRN

Margaret Clayton, PhD, APRN, is an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute and member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She is also an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah, where she teaches a large undergraduate pathophysiology course and a doctoral seminar in data collection methods. Her c... Read More

Email: margaret.clayton@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-5372

Kristin Gates Cloyes, RN, PhD, MN

Specialties: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Email: kristin.cloyes@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9496

Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Cummins is a health informaticist and faculty member in the informatics programs of both the College of Nursing and School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in nursing science and information science from Indiana University. In 2007, she studied methods of complexity science including agent-based modeling and network analysis at the Santa Fe Institu... Read More

Specialties: Medical Informatics

Email: mollie.cummins@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9740

Jacqueline L. Eaton, PhD

Email: jacqueline.eaton@nurs.utah.edu

Jia-Wen Guo, PhD, RN

Specialties: Nursing Informatics, Oncology Nursing

Email: Jia-Wen.Guo@nurs.utah.edu

Deanna Kepka, MPH, PhD

Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She is a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) research group Kepka’s main research interests are the gaps in health care access and quality for vulnerable populations. She f... Read More

Email: deanna.kepka@hci.utah.edu

Paul C. LaStayo, PT, PhD, CHT

Paul LaStayo, PT, PhD, CHT, is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics, Exercise, and Sports Science at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. LaStayo researches the impact of resist... Read More

Specialties: Physical Therapy

Email: paul.lastayo@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7419

Lauri Linder, PhD, APRN, CPON

Lauri Linder, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah and a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Cancer/Transplant Service Line at Primary Children’s Hospital. She is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program. Dr. Linder’s research interest... Read More

Specialties: Oncology Nursing

Email: lauri.linder@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4339

Ana Sanchez Birkhead, PhD, RN

Email: ana.sanchez-birkhead@nurs.utah.edu

Katherine P. Supiano, PhD, LCSW

Specialties: Social Work

Email: katherine.supiano@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-2322

Gail L. Towsley, PhD, NHA

Email: gail.towsley@nurs.utah.edu

Andrew R. Wilson, PhD, MStat

Email: Andrew.Wilson@nurs.utah.edu

Lisa A. Cannon-Albright, PhD

Dr. Lisa Cannon-Albright is Professor and Division Chief of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program. As a Genetic Epidemiologist her research interests include ... Read More

Email: lisa.albright@utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9300

Ken R. Smith, PhD

Ken Smith, PhD, is an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah, and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. As a family demographer and medical sociologist, Smith's research has focused on suspected psychosocial consequences of ge... Read More

Email: ken.smith@fcs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7847

David W. Wetter, PhD, MS

David W. Wetter, Ph.D., is the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. His work is targeted at eliminating inequities in health-related behavior through translational research. Specific research foci inc... Read More

Email: u6009870@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-6178

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Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD

Chief, Division of Cancer Population Science

Email: u0991242@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-5716

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Lopez is Director, Cancer Health Equity at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez is a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Dr. Lopez has cared for patients with all types of cancer since 1996 and specializes in women’s canc... Read More

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Oncology

Email: anamaria.lopez@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-1934

Gary W. Donaldson, PhD

Director, Pain Research Center Senior Strategic Statistician, College of Nursing The overall mission of the Pain Research Center is to investigate the perception, causes, and consequences of pain. We take a broad view of this mission, recognizing that pain is a complex multidimensional experience that cannot be reduced to pain “signals” travelin... Read More

Email: gary.donaldson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-9223

Angela Fagerlin, PhD

Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences

Angie’s training is in experimental psychology, primarily in the areas of cognitive and social psychology. Her research focuses on testing methods for communicating medical data to patients and providers (e.g., the risks and benefits of cancer treatment) and the development and testing of decision support interventions. Her recent work is testing t... Read More

Email: angie.fagerlin@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-2100

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