Peer Review Committee for Cancer Control and Prevention: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Cancer Research (CPPB)

Areas Reviewed

Behavioral and intervention research focused on reducing cancer risk and recurrence. This includes:

  • modifiable lifestyle risks such as promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity and smoking cessation
  • screening and early detection of cancer
  • addressing familial and genetic risk 
  • shared decision-making
  • vaccinations

Committee Members

Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, Chair
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, Vice Chair
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Jemmabella Cabral, Stakeholder
South Elgin, IL

Dale Springer, Stakeholder
Timonium, MD

Louise Acheson, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Connie Arnold, PhD
LSU Health – Shreveport
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Shreveport, LA

Tracy, Battaglia, MD
Boston Medical Center Corporation
Boston, MA

Laura Gilchrist, PhD
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Derek Griffith, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Clement Gwede, PhD, MPH 
Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Jada Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Terry Hartman, PhD, MPH
Emory University, Winship Cancer Center
Atlanta, GA

Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Usha Menon, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Priscilla Pemu, MBBS, MSCR, FACP
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Michael Pesko, PhD
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Colleen Spees, PhD, Med, RDN, LD, FAND
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH