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Cancer Forum Leadership Roster

Chair
Candace Deaton Maynard, M.P.A.

Senior Program Manager

Office of Communications & Education

National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS

Phone: 240-276-6657

Email: maynarc@mail.nih.gov

Vice- Chair

Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Health Disparities Research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1400 Pressler St., Unit 1440

Houston, TX 77030-3906

Phone: 713-745-2383
Email: jirvinvidrine@mdanderson.org

Secretary
Stephanie Silvera,  M.S., PH.D.

Montclair State University

College of Education and Human Services

Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences

University Hall, Rm 4171

1 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07043

Phone: 973-655-4154

Email: silveras@mail.montclair.edu

 

Program Planning Co-Chairs

Vani Nath Simmons, Ph.D.
Assistant Member
Tobacco Research & Intervention Program
Assistant Professor
Departments of Oncologic Sciences & Psychology
Phone:
813-745-4816
Email: vani.simmons@moffitt.org

 

Erika Litvin Bloom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Assistant Director of Addictions Research, Butler Hospital

345 Blackstone Blvd.

Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-455-6577

Email: erika_bloom@brown.edu 

 

Membership Chair:

Sanae El Ibrahimi

Phone: 702-336-4408

Email: elibrahi@unlv.nevada.edu

 

Chair Emeritus
Sona Thakkar

Public Health Advisor
Office of Communications & Education

National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS
Phone:
240-276-6646
Email: thakkars@mail.nih.gov