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

Masashi Okubo,
MD, MS

Medicine

Kathleen Poploski,
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, College of Education and Health Professions

Henry G. Hotz Endowed Chair in Educational Innovations and Professor of Public Health and Medicine
University of Arkansas
Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
2011
Overcoming Melanoma Immune Tolerance: Non-specific CTLA- 4 Blockade/IFN-╬▒ 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, Senior Member, Director Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
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
Director for Research, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Department of Pharmacy
University of Washington
Alvaro Sanchez-Ortiz, MD, PhD
2015
Mortality and Costs from Acute Care Surgical Emergencies
Thoracic surgeon at the Fundaci├│n Valle del Lili

Research and teaching position at the Universidad ICESI, in Cali
Emily Geramita, MD, PhD
2015
Psychosocial Factors and Mobile Health Intervention: Impact on Long-Term Outcomes in Lung Transplantation
PGY-3 Internal Medicine Resident
UPMC
Alexis Chidi, MD, MSPH, PhD
2015
Evaluating Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
PGY-4 Resident Physician
Halsted General Surgery Residency, John Hopkins Hospital
Hayeon Kim, PhD
2016
Cost Effectiveness Analyses of Radiation Therapy Treatments
Clinical Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology
Medical Physicist
UPMC Cancer Center
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, MD, PhD
2017
Using Real-World Healthcare Data To Define and Prevent Complications In Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dermatology Resident
Northwestern Medicine
Joel Njah, MD, PhD
2018
Role of human mesenchymal stem cells and its secreted extracellular vesicles in alleviating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis-induced RV dysfunction
Global HIV Implementation Fellow
ICAP at Columbia University
Colleen P. Judge-Golden, PhD
2019
Patient-, Provider-and System-Level Factors Impacting Contraceptive Access and Use
MSTP Trainee (MS 4)
University of Pittsburgh
Sara Myers, MD, PhD
2020
The Effects of Gender Stereotypes and Bias on the Developing Academic Surgeon
General Surgery Resident (PGY-5)
UPMC
Ariel Shensa, PhD, MA
2020
Social Media and Face-to-Face Interactions Among U.S. Young Adults: Associations with Depression
Statistician and Research Scientist
Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health, University of Pittsburgh
Amber L. Hill, MSPH, PhD
2020
Examining Risk Factors and the Healthcare Response to Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence among Adolescents and Young Adults
Medical Student (MS 4)
University of Pittsburgh

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