ESI Committee

The Early Stage Investigator Committee (ESI), led by Dr. Traci Bethea, will oversee the Career Development Core and support scientists in the Scholars program. Trainees and early stage investigators from each hub will serve on this committee and assist Scholars with any concerns or requests.

To contact the ESI Committee, please email

Dr. Traci Bethea

Health Disparities, Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Bethea’s research focuses on environmental stressors underlying cancer health disparities and minority aging, and how sleep interventions can improve outcomes.

Dr. Randi Williams

Behavioral Science, Tobacco Control, Disparities. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on testing methods for smoking cessation in the lung screening setting and addresses cancer disparities affecting African Americans.