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SCOR Members

The Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR) Initiative is made up of a multidisciplinary group of members who investigate survivorship and cancer care delivery and collaborate on moving the best ideas into the clinic to improve quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

SCOR Research Faculty | SCOR Clinical Faculty | SCOR Administrative Staff

SCOR Director

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Evan Graboyes, M.D., MPH

Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

graboyes@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Graboyes is a surgical oncologist and cancer care delivery researcher. His research focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of scalable multilevel interventions to improve the access, equity and quality of care delivery for patients with cancer along the care continuum.

SCOR Research Faculty

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Jean-Sebastien K. Anoma, MA, MS

Biostatistician, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Hollings Cancer Center
Senior Research Associate, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

anomaj@musc.edu

Research Interests: Anoma is a biostatistician whose work focuses on clinical cancer research. He collaborates with various investigators across the cancer center, assisting with study design, data analysis, manuscript preparation, grant proposals and developing new statistical methods to address emerging approaches in ongoing cancer research.


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Sundaravadivel Balasubramanian, Ph.D., C-IAYT

Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Yoga Specialist, MUSC Health & Wellness ICCE
Assistant Professor & Wellness Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina

balasubr@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Balasubramanian is a cell biologist and founder of PranaScience Institute. He conducts research on yogic breathing’s mechanisms and applications with a particular focus on cancer survivors and develops methods and tools (e.g., apps) to provide training on yogic breathing.


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Daniel Brinton, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Comparative Effectiveness & Data Analytics Research (CEDAR) Core, College of Health Professions
Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management, Medical University of South Carolina

brintond@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Brinton is a quantitative health services researcher and quantitative methodologist whose primary area of expertise is in missing data methods for statistical modeling of non-randomized study designs. He conducts research using datasets that are both clinical (electronic health record) and non-clinical (e.g., registry, billing data).


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Thomas Curran, M.D., MPH

Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

currant@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Curran is a colorectal surgeon and health services researcher. His research focuses on improving the utilization of guideline-concordant cancer care to improve outcomes and mitigate health disparities.


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Jennifer Dahne, Ph.D.

Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

dahne@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Dahne is a clinical psychologist whose program of research aims to reduce the public health impact of mental health disorders, with a focus on depression and substance use disorders among patients with cancer and other vulnerable populations (e.g., individuals with physical and mental health comorbidities, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults, rural residents).


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Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Hematology Stewardship Program, Medical University of South Carolina
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina

djulbegov@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Djulbegovic is a medical oncologist and health services researcher. His program of research aims to close the translational research circle by integrating methods and techniques across evidence-based medicine, predictive analytics, health outcome research, and decision sciences with the goals of reducing overuse, underuse, and misuse of delivery of health services to improve patients’ health outcomes.


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Kathryn E. Engelhardt, M.D., MS

Affiliate Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

engelhar@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Engelhardt is a thoracic surgical oncologist and health services researcher. Her research includes quality and outcomes database analyses for lung cancer and esophageal cancer care delivery, and the implementation of cancer care delivery interventions to improve the equitable delivery of guideline-concordant care that meets individual patients' care goals.


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Sarah Tucker (Price) Marrison, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliate Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

marrison@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Marrison is a family medicine physician and cancer survivorship researcher whose research focuses on multimorbidity among cancer survivors.


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Jihad Obeid, M.D.

Associate Director, Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC), Medical University of South Carolina
SmartState Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics, Medical University of South Carolina
Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

jobeid@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Obeid is a pediatrician, Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC) and Director of the Social Determinants of Health Shared Resource (SHARE) at Hollings. His research interests include artificial intelligence (AI), specifically, deep learning with EHR data for e-phenotyping and prediction of outcomes with focus on clinical text mining. Other research interests include natural language processing (NLP), social determinants of health, electronic consents, secondary use of EHR data/data warehousing, analysis of research networks and biomedical ontologies.


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Suparna Qanungo, Ph.D.

Director, Global Health, College of Nursing
Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina

qanungo@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Qanungo is a nursing science researcher whose interests lie in palliative care, global health, cancer and aging. Her focus is to develop and implement interventions for underserved communities to improve health outcomes, access to care and quality of life, both locally and globally.


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Alana Rojewski, Ph.D.

Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

rojewski@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Rojewski is a psychologist with a focus on cancer control. Her research interests include tobacco treatment interventions for populations with medical comorbidities and implementing tobacco treatment interventions in the health care system.


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Ken Ruggiero, Ph.D.

Director, Digital Health Solutions Program, MUSC South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute
South Carolina SmartState Chair, Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles, Medical University of South Carolina
Professor, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina

ruggierk@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Ruggiero is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work focuses on the development, evaluation, implementation, and dissemination of digital mental health interventions to improve access and quality of care for a wide range of trauma-affected and high-risk populations.


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Katherine Sterba, Ph.D., MPH

Co-Director, Dissemination and Implementation Science Collaborative (DISC), MUSC South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute
Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

sterba@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Sterba is a behavioral scientist and implementation scientist whose research focuses broadly on the development, testing and dissemination of technology-focused clinic-based interventions for cancer survivors and their caregivers.


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Benjamin Toll, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Education and Training, Hollings Cancer Center
Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

toll@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Toll is a clinical psychologist with a focus in cancer control. His research aims to test novel smoking cessation treatments that capitalize on message framing and motivational interventions, particularly among patients diagnosed with cancer.


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Maggie Westfal, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

westfal@musc.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Westfal is a colorectal surgeon at MUSC and health services researcher. Her research focuses on improving outcomes of patients with hereditary cancer, specifically related to their compliance with guideline appropriate surveillance and access to genetic testing and counseling.

SCOR Clinical Faculty

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Anca Dumitriu, M.D.

Director, FACT Survivorship Clinic, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

dumitriu@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Dumitriu is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and the director of MUSC's pediatric cancer survivorship program. Her interest lies in continuity of care for pediatric cancer survivors in South Carolina and addressing challenges that survivors face. Dr. Dumitriu participates in Children's Oncology Group (COG) studies that look at long-term side effects in childhood cancer survivors.


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Kevin Hughes, M.D.

Director, Hollings Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Hollings Cancer Center
Director, Cancer Genetics, Medical University of South Carolina
Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

hughkevi@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Hughes is the director of cancer genetics at MUSC and the director of the Hollings Hereditary Cancer Clinic. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in breast cancer, breast disease management, genetic testing and the identification and management of patients with hereditary breast cancer risk.


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Stacey Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

maurers@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Maurer is a clinical psychologist with expertise in psychosocial oncology. Her clinical practice focuses on managing distress among patients with cancer and cancer survivors who are adjusting to living with their chronic illness. She leads psychosocial oncology services at Hollings Cancer Center.


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Alana Rojewski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

rojewski@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Rojewski is a licensed psychologist who specializes in tobacco treatment interventions for patients with cancer. She leads tobacco treatment services for cancer survivors at Hollings Cancer Center.


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Katharine Schmitt, DPT

Oncology Physical Therapist

schmitka@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Schmitt is a physical therapist who specializes in caring for patients with cancer and cancer survivors. She leads physical therapy services at Hollings Cancer Center.


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Sarah Tucker (Price) Marrison, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

marrison@musc.edu

Clinical Focus: Dr. Marrison is a family medicine physician with expertise in cancer survivorship. She leads onco-primary care services at Hollings Cancer Center.

SCOR Administrative Staff

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Anne Puckett, J.D.

Survivorship Program Manager, Hollings Cancer Center

hanleya@musc.edu

Anne manages the design, implementation, and associated daily administrative activities of the survivorship program at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Anne’s focus is to further develop comprehensive programming and services to meet survivorship patients' needs per national standards, accreditation, and best practice quality standards.


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Willie Schaub

SCOR Administrative Coordinator, Hollings Cancer Center

schaub@musc.edu

Willie works closely with the SCOR director and the SCOR advisory council to provide administrative support for the research, clinical, and educational activities that are critical to SCOR’s mission.

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For more information about SCOR,
please contact:
Willie Schaub
Administrative Coordinator
Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research
schaub@musc.edu

For direct inquiries about research or scientific opportunities, please contact:
Evan Graboyes, M.D., MPH, FACS
Director
Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research
graboyes@musc.edu