Jong Y. Park, Ph.D. MPH.

Principal Investigator

I grew up in S. Korea and received BS in Biology from Yonsei University, M.Sc. in Microbiology from University of South Florida, MPH and Ph.D. degrees in International study/Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have a longstanding interest in biomarkers for prostate cancer and health disparity. 

Email Dr. Park - Curriculum Vitae




Hyun Park, M.S.

Research Associate

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Jennifer Chang Damonte, M.A.

Research Coordinator

I received B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University and M.A. in Learning Sciences (Cognition, Development & Instruction) from University of Delaware. I started working at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2014 on a Navigator Guided e-Psychoeducational Intervention Project for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Currently, I work for Dr. Park on the Prostate Cancer Biobank Project.




Heloise N. Borges, MPH

Research Coordinator

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Shivanshu Awasthi, PharmD, MPH

Research Data Analyst

I am currently working as a Research Data Analyst with Dr. Kosj Yamoah and Dr. Jong Park in the division of Cancer Epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center. I am originally from India and have been living in the United States since last two years. I attended Pharmacy school in India and completed Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. With the passion to work in field of research, I joined Drexel University, Philadelphia, and completed Master of Public Health Program with focus in Epidemiology & Biostatistics. I am interested to work in the area of Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Service Research. Furthermore, I want to address the problems associated with access to essential health services including pharmaceuticals specially among the cancer population. In my spare time, I listen to light Indian classical music and watch my favorites TV show.

Email Dr. Awasthi - Resume




Siddhartha S. Roy, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Siddhartha Roy is a 2nd year postdoctoral fellow in the Health Outcomes and Behavior department. His mentors are Drs. Cathy Meade and Clement Gwede. His research interests include cancer prevention research with an emphasis on health disparities and community based participatory research. He has done research in prostate cancer prevention associated with informed decision making for screening among African-American men in a community setting.



Carmen Benson


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Chang Dong Yeo, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Visiting Scholar

I grew up in S. Korea and received MD and Ph.D. degree and  from Catholic University of Korea. I completed Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship at Catholic Medical Center of Korea. I'm interested in cancer epidemiology and molecular biology in various types of cancer.




Mmadili Ilozumba, BSc, MSPH

Research Intern

I am a Master of Science in Public Health student with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. I did my undergraduate studies in Nigeria, where I earned a BSc in Applied Microbiology and Brewing. My research interest is Cancer Epidemiology and I have a predilection for Molecular and Genetic Cancer Epidemiology. I am currently a research trainee in Dr. Park’s lab.

Melissa Quintana

Grants Administrator

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