TCORS 2.0: Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

Data Analysis and Dissemination Core (DAD)

The Data Analysis and Dissemination (DAD) Core is designed to provide data processing and analysis services to the three Center Projects, the Rapid Response Proposals (RRPs), and Career Enhancement Pilot Projects, as well as to the TCORS Consortium and FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The DAD Core will ensure that there are uniformly high standards of data collection and analyses, as well as consistent measures of tobacco use across research projects. The DAD Core will also provide the infrastructure for disseminating the resulting tobacco use parameters (product-specific prevalence, initiation and cessation rates, intensity of use by age, gender, year, and birth cohort), mortality rates by tobacco use status, and modeling results.

Leads

  • Rafael Meza, PhDUniversity of Michigan
    Rafael Meza, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Rafael Meza, PhD
    University of Michigan: Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Associate Professor of Global Public Health; Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, UM Rogel Cancer Center
    Position: CAsToR Principal Investigator
    Profile: sph.umich.edu
    Dr. Rafael Meza is PI for CAsToR at the University of Michigan and co-Lead of Projects 1 - 2, as well as the Data Analysis and Dissemination Core. He is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, as well as Co-Lead the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the UM Rogel Cancer Center. His research utilizes mathematical modeling to assess risk of and develop screening tools for cancer. Dr. Meza has extensive experience in tobacco simulation modeling and has developed models as Coordinating PI for the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung group.
  • Theodore Holford, PhDYale University
    Theodore Holford, PhD
    Yale University
    Theodore Holford, PhD
    Yale University: Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health
    Positions: Core Lead, Data Analysis and Dissemination Core (DAD); Co-Investigator, Research Project 1; Co-Investigator, Research Project 2
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Dr. Theodore Holford is Project Lead of Data Analysis and Dissemination Core (DAD), Co-Investigator for Research Project 1, and Co-Investigator for Research Project 2, as well as a member of the CAsToR Steering Committee. He is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine, as well as a member of the Yale Cancer Center and Yale Institute for Global Health. Dr. Holford has worked extensively in methodology development, specifically to evaluate trends using age-period-cohort models and inform intervention strategies at the population level.
  • Jihyoun Jeon, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan
    Jihyoun Jeon, PhD, MS
    University of Michigan
    Jihyoun Jeon, PhD, MS
    University of Michigan: Associate Research Scientist
    Position: Core Lead, Data Analysis and Dissemination Core (DAD)
    Roles: Co-Investigator, Junior Faculty
    Profile: sph.umich.edu
    Dr. Jihyoun Jeon is Project Lead for the Data Analysis and Dissemination Core (DAD). She is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a member of the Rogel Cancer Center’s Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program. Dr. Jeon has been an instrumental member of several consortia focused on developing modeling tools to characterize cancer risk, such the Lung Cancer group of the NCI consortium ‘Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)’ and the Colorectal Transdisciplinary (CORECT) Study in the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON). Her modeling expertise incorporates risk prediction and cancer etiology to evaluate screening methods to effectively reduce cancer incidence.