The Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE) is a unique, collaborative research team with members from oncology, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, and psychology.

Faculty

Jennifer Temel

Jennifer Temel, MD
Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program

Research Interests: Palliative care, symptom management, and patient-clinician communication.

 

Joseph Greer

Joseph Greer, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program

Research Interests: Development and testing of supportive care interventions for patients with cancer.

 

Areej El-Jawahri

Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Associate Director, Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program
Director, BMT Survivorship Program

Research Interests: Investigating patient-reported outcomes, developing interventions to enhance patient-centered decision-making, & designing supportive & palliative care interventions to improve the care of patients with hematologic malignancies & their families.

 

Amy Clara

Amy Clara, Psy.D., MA
Research Interests: Psych-Oncology, dyadic distress management during cancer treatment, and cognitive-behavioral and integrative medicine coping strategies for health anxiety.

 

 

Amy Corvelyn

Amy Corvelyn, MSW

 

 

 

Deborah Forst

Deborah Forst, MD
Research Interests: Palliative and supportive care for patients with brain and spinal cord tumors.

 

 

Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall, PhD
Research Interests: Cancer-related uncertainty, cancer survivorship, mind-body interventions for symptom management.

 

 

Kelly Irwin

Kelly Irwin, MD
Director, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program

Research Interests: Understanding health disparities for individuals with severe mental illness.

 

 

Vicki Jackson

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Research Interests: Early integrated outpatient palliative care and palliative care communication education.

 

 

Jamie Jacobs

Jamie Jacobs, PhD
Director, Caregiving Research Program

Research Interests: Coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment, and evidence-based interventions to improve physical and emotional outcomes and symptom management for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and cancer caregivers.

 

 

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson, MD

Research Interests: Investigating patient-reported outcomes, end-of-life outcomes, and health care utilization in hematologic malignancies; developing interventions to enhance patient quality of life, therapy tolerability, and care delivery; developing and testing palliative and supportive care interventions to improve the care of older adults with aggressive lymphomas; integrating patient-reported outcomes into clinical trials of novel therapies.

 

 

Daniel Lage

Daniel Lage, MD
Research Interests: Geriatric oncology, Transitions of Care, End of Life Care, Health Services Research.

 

 

 

Debra Lundquist, PhD

 

 

 

Cynthia Moore

Cynthia Moore, PhD

 

 

 

 

Ashley Nelson

Ashley Nelson, PhD
Research Interests: Understanding quality of life impairments stemming from cancer diagnosis and treatment, and adapting psychosocial interventions to alleviate physical and emotional side effects for patients with hematologic malignancies.

 

Elyse Park

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Prevention & Survivorship/Implementation Data Science

Research Interests: Development and integration of motivational and behavioral intervention treatments, particularly for chronic stress and smoking cessation, into cancer and survivorship care.

 

 

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons, PhD

 

 

 

 

Jeff Peppercorn

Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH
Director, Survivorship Program

Research Interests: Issues related to quality of care and survivorship for patients with breast cancer as well as health policy and bioethics issues related to oncology.

 

 

Giselle Perez

Giselle Perez, PhD
Research Interests: Development of integrative mind-body and behavioral interventions to promote health behavior change, treatment adherence, and treatment outcomes for patients throughout the cancer spectrum.

 

 

Laura Petrillo

Laura Petrillo, MD

 

 

Lara Traeger

Lara Traeger, PhD
Research Interests: Behavioral aspects of symptom management and quality of life among adults with cancer.

 

 

Nneka Ufere

Nneka N. Ufere, MD
Research Interests: Palliative care for patients with advanced liver disease.

 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Ryan Nipp

Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH
Research Interests: Optimizing the care delivered to patients with cancer and their family.

 

 

Hermioni Amonoo

Hermioni Amonoo, MD
Research Interests: Understanding the wellbeing needs of vulnerable cancer populations, especially those with hematologic malignancies, to inform the development of novel behavioral and psychological interventions for patients and their caregivers. Incorporating positive psychological wellbeing in the care of patients with cancer and their caregivers.

 

 

Tamryn Gray

Tamryn Gray, PhD, RN, MPH
Research Interests: Patient-family centered care, disparities, and health services research.

 

 

Tim Sannes, PhD, MS

Tim Sannes, PhD, MS

 

 

Biostatisticians

Nora Horick

Nora Horick
Nora Horick is a biostatistician at the MGH Biostatistics Center who specializes in the design and analysis of cancer studies. Nora provides statistical support for CORE investigators, including assistance with planning and design considerations for trials and data analysis.

 

Dustin Rabideau

Dustin Rabideau, PhD
Associate Director, Biostatistics and Strategic Initiatives, MGH Biostatistics

Research Interests: Robust analysis methods for cluster randomized trials and innovative methods to account for participant dropout in clinical trials.

 

Post-Doctoral and Oncology Fellows

Anna Barata

Anna Barata, PhD
Research Interests: Examining patient-reported and neurocognitive outcomes, testing supportive care interventions and developing relevant patient-reported outcomes measures in patients diagnosed with hematological cancers and treated with hematopoietic cell transplant and adoptive cellular therapies.

 

 

Richard Newcomb

Richard Newcomb, MD
Research Interests: Improving the quality of life of those with malignant and benign hematologic diseases.

 

 

Kathryn Post

Kathryn Post, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Research Interests: Breast cancer survivorship; developing interventions to enhance the care and quality of life for patients with cancer, cancer survivors and their caregivers.

 

 

Project/Program Managers

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher, RN

 

 

Marie Iannone

Marie Iannone, MS, CCRP

 

 

Porsha Lark

Porsha Lark, MS, MPH

 

 

Becca Piltch

Becca Piltch

 

 

Chardria Trotter

Chardria Trotter, MBA, MPH, CPH

 

 

Research Coordinators that work with CORE

Seetha Aribindi

Seetha Aribindi

 

 

Calyley Bliss

Calyley Bliss

 

 

Kofi Boateng

Kofi Boateng

 

 

Joely Centracchio

Joely Centracchio

 

 

Joanna Choe

Joanna Choe

 

 

Katie Cronin

Katie Cronin

 

 

Shibani Datta

Shibani Datta

 

 

Juan Gasca Banda

Juan Gasca Banda

 

 

Maanasi Gothoskar

Maanasi Gothoskar

 

 

Jacqueline Han

Jacqueline Han

 

 

Katie Holmbeck

Katie Holmbeck

 

 

Kelly Hsu

Kelly Hsu

 

 

Teresa Indiolo

Teresa Indiolo

 

 

Kyle Karpinski

Kyle Karpinski

 

 

Anya Lavallee

Anya Lavallee

 

 

Lucinda Li

Lucinda Li

 

 

Elizabeth Mattera

Elizabeth Mattera

 

 

Anisa Nabily

Anisa Nabily

 

 

Alyx Podgurski

Alyx Podgurski

 

 

Riley Psenka

Riley Psenka

 

 

Autumn Rasmussen

Autumn Rasmussen

 

 

Katharine Roberts

Katharine Roberts

 

 

Anna Ruprecht

Anna Ruprecht

 

 

David Schneider

David Schneider

 

 

Madeleine Scully

Madeleine Scully

 

 

Samar Shaqour

Samar Shaqour

 

 

Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas

 

 

Yael Turk

Yael Turk

 

 

Alison Wheeler

Alison Wheeler

 

 

Nikka Yamin

Nikka Yamin

 

 

Daniel Yang

Daniel Yang