Our Team

Faculty Investigators

  • Melinda C Aldrich, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Thoracic Surgery
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics

    Lung cancer epidemiology and genetic epidemiology in underrepresented populations; risk prediction in lung cancer screening populations; health disparities; precision medicine; admixed populations


  • Stephen Deppen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Department of Thoracic Surgery
    Clinical Epidemiologist
    Department of Thoracic Surgery

    Diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of lung cancer; Cancer screening; Health sources research and comparative effectiveness of diagnostic tests


  • Jeffrey Blume, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
    Quantitative Foundation Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs
    University of Virginia

    Likelihood methods for measuring statistical evidence / foundations of statistical inference; Methodology for analyzing and interpreting Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves; Design, conduct and analysis of Clinical Trials


  • Kim L Sandler, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology

    Lung cancer screening and improvements in early detection; Differentiation of benign and malignant pulmonary nodules, particularly in areas of endemic histoplasmosis; CT imaging of coronary anomalies and atherosclerotic coronary disease

Team Members

Former Team Members