A National Study of Prostate Cancer
in African American Men

Who Are We?



We are a national network of prostate cancer researchers who have joined forces to study prostate cancer in African American men.

Meet the RESPOND investigators below.


University of Southern California

Christopher Haiman, ScD

Ann Hamilton, PhD

David Conti, PhD

David Craig, PhD

John Carpten, PhD

William Gauderman, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH

Iona Cheng, PhD, MPH

Mindy DeRouen, PhD

Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine

Melissa Bondy, PhD

Wayne State University

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD, MPH

Cancer Registry of Greater California

Rosemary Cress, DrPH, MPH

John Hopkins University

Tamara Lotan, MD

Angelo Demarzo, MD, PhD

Karen Sfanos, PhD

Moffitt Cancer Center

Jong Park, PhD, MPH

Thomas Sellers, PhD, MPH

Clement Gwede, PhD, MPH

Jasreman Dhillon, MD

Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD

New Jersey Department of Health

Karen Pawlish, ScD, MPH

Emory University

Kevin Ward PhD, MPH

Kevin Ward PhD, MPH

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Franklin Huang, MD, PhD

National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics

Stephen Chanock, MD

Sonja Berndt, PhD

Michael Cook, PhD

Meredith Yeager, PhD