Who We Are

I-REACH MPIs

Georgetown University

Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD

Cancer Health Disparities, Cancer Prevention and Control, Epidemiology, Global Oncology. Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell’s research focuses on minority aging over the life course and how aging and cancer interact to affect cancer disparities and the health of older minority cancer survivors.

Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH

Cancer and Aging, Geriatrics, Survivorship, Policy, Cancer Disparities. Dr. Mandelblatt’s research focuses on heterogeneity in life course aging and the effects of cancer and its treatments on clinically important survivorship outcomes, including functional, cognitive, and physical aging and development of frailty.

University of Maryland

Ann Schwartz, PhD, MPH

Cancer, Health Disparities, Population Research, Epidemiology. Dr. Schwartz’s research has focused on familial aggregation of lung cancer, inflammation and lung cancer risk, and racial disparities in prostate cancer aggressiveness.

Peter Lichtenberg, PhD

Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, Health Disparities. Dr. Lichtenberg is a Geriatric Neuropsychologist and the president of the Gerontological Society of America. His research focuses on socio-behavioral aspects of aging, and he uses his expertise to study race disparities in aging and disease.

Wayne State/Karmanos Cancer Center

Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH

Dr. Dorgan’s research focuses on hormonal determinants of cancer, particularly breast cancer, and how diet, physical activity and genetics influence risk through hormonal pathways. 

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg

Dr. Magaziner is the leader of University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Research on Aging and is principal investigator of the UM-OAIC (Pepper Center). His research is mainly directed at identifying disability due to common age-related diseases and conditions like falls and hip fracture and developing and evaluating the effects of interventions to improve functional ability.

Alice Ryan, PhD

Dr. Ryan studies of the role of deconditioning, obesity, inflammation and muscle atrophy in aging and disability conditions (cancer, obesity, stroke, HIV), the mechanisms underlying the functional, clinical, and metabolic abnormalities, and translating these findings into intervention trials.

University of California, Los Angeles

Judith Carroll, PhD

Dr. Carroll’s work focuses on examining multi-level determinants of aging, integrating knowledge about biological aging processes and health behaviors, and understanding the bidirectional relationship of these factors and diseases like cancer on physical and cognitive outcomes.

I-REACH External Advisors

Alyce Adams, PhD

Dr. Adams’ research focuses on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, specifically evaluating how changes in drug coverage policy impact access to essential medications and understanding the drivers of disparities in treatment adherence among insured populations.

Lisa Barnes, PhD

Dr. Barnes’ research interests include disparities in chronic diseases of aging, cognitive decline, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jerry Gurwitz, MD

Dr. Gurwitz focuses on geriatric and gerontologic research, medication use and patient safety, and epidemiology of chronic diseases and multimorbidity.

Stephanie House, MA

Stephanie House works with the University of Wisconsin Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) as the Culturally Aware Mentoring (CAM) Project Co-lead, building a sustainable infrastructure for ongoing implementation and dissemination of the CAM workshop.

Harvey Jay Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen’s research focuses on aspects of the pathways to functional decline and resilience with aging, geriatric assessment, cancer, and anemia in the elderly.

Supriya Mohile, MD, MS

Dr. Mohile is a geriatric oncologist at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute and is passionate about improving care delivery and outcomes for older adults with cancer.

Patricia Ganz, MD

Dr. Ganz is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Health Policy & Management. She has been a leader in the integration of quality-of-life assessment in clinical trials, and her own investigator-initiated research has been a mixture of observational and intervention research, with a focus on physical and behavioral outcomes in cancer patients and survivors, including parallel studies examining the medical and health outcomes.

Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg

Dr. Magaziner is the leader of University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Research on Aging and is principal investigator of the UM-OAIC (Pepper Center). His research is mainly directed at identifying disability due to common age-related diseases and conditions like falls and hip fracture and developing and evaluating the effects of interventions to improve functional ability.