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Senior Leadership


Jennifer Cullen, MPH, Ph.D.

Director, Epidemiological Research Program, CPDR
Research Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, USUHS

As a cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Cullen conducts research on biomarker assays for cancer detection and progression, prognostication of cancer outcomes including metastasis and cancer-specific death, patient health disparities and quality of life along the continuum of cancer care.  She is currently the PI on a Department of Defense CDMRP Health Disparities grant award ( ).


Yongmei Chen, M.D., MS

Principal Biostatistician, CPDR

Dr. Yongmei Chen performs advanced statistical modeling for clinical and translational science projects, assists in writing peer review publications, and supports grant applications.

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