Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical and Translational Science

Our Students

Khaled Abdel-Kader,
MD, MS

Medicine

Christopher Bise,
MS, DPT

Physical Therapy

Francisco Bonilla Escobar,
MD, MSc

PhD Student

Joshua Brown,
MD, MSc

Trauma and General Surgery

Jason Colditz,
MEd

Medicine

Benjamin Hayes,
BA

PhD Student

Kira Lathrop,
MAMS

Medicine

Konstantinos Lontos,
MD

Alejandro Munoz Valencia,
MD

Trauma and General Surgery

Sara Myers,
MD

Trauma and General Surgery

Masashi Okubo,
MD, MS

Medicine

Kathleen Poplosk,
PT, DPT, MAS

Physical Therapy

Jacquelin Rankine,
MD

Pediatrics

Anne-Marie Rick,
MD, MPH

Pediatrics

Sarah Taylor,
MD

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Patrick White,
MD

Medicine

Our Graduates

Name
Year
Dissertation Title
Current or Last Known Position
Brian Primack, MD, PhD
2011
Hookah Tobacco Smoking at U.S. Universities: Personal and Environmental Predictors, Associations with Other Risk Behaviors and Policy Assessment
Dean and Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair of Pitt’s University Honors College (will commence deanship July 1, 2017)

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Translational Science

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society

Director and founder, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
University of Pittsburgh
Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
2011
Overcoming Melanoma Immune Tolerance: Non-specific CTLA- 4 Blockade/IFN-α Therapy and Antigen Specific Immunization with TLR-9 Stimulation/local GM-CSF Adjuvants as Components of a Melanoma Immunotherapeutic Strategy and Associate Biomarkers of Therapeutic Benefit
Professor, Department of Medicine Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program Cleveland Clinic

Director, Center for Immuno-Oncology Research Cleveland Clinic
Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD
2011
Epigenetic Modulation of DNA Repair: Phase I/II Study of Decitabine (DAC) combined with Temozolomide (TMZ) in Metastatic Melanoma
Associate Professor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Director of Melanoma Clinical Research and Early Drug Development Therapy MD Anderson

Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy MD Anderson
Zachary Marcum, PharmD, PhD
2014
Medication Use and Falls in Order Adults: A Pharmacoepidemiologic Approach
Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Washington

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research K12 Scholar

Assistant Director for Research, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach
Alvaro Sanchez-Ortiz, MD, PhD
2015
Mortality and Costs from Acute Care Surgical Emergencies
General Thoracic Surgery Fellow, Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia
Emily Geramita, MD, PhD
2015
Psychosocial Factors and Mobile Health Intervention: Impact on Long-Term Outcomes in Lung Transplantation
PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident UPMC
Alexis Chidi, MSPH, PhD
2015
Evaluating Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
PGY-2 General Surgery Resident Johns Hopkins Hospital
Hayeon Kim, PhD
2016
Cost Effectiveness Analyses of Radiation Therapy Treatments
Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Physicist
Radiation Oncology
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Louis Vuga, MD, PhD, MPH
2016
Potential Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Impact of E2F8 in Collagen 1 Synthesis
Program Director: IPF, Sarcoidosis, & Rare Lung Diseases / National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Alyce J.M. Anderson, PhD
2017
Using Real-World Healthcare Data To Define and Prevent Complications In Inflammatory Bowel Disease
MSTP Trainee (MS 4)
University of Pittsburgh
Joel Njah, MD, PhD
2018
Role of human mesenchymal stem cells and its secreted extracellular vesicles in alleviating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis-induced RV dysfunction
Post-doctoral Fellow
Mailman School of Public Health Columbia

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