Department of
At New Brunswick and Newark

Division of Cancer Epidemiology

Faculty Members



Antoinette M. Stroup, PhD

Director, New Jersey State Cancer Registry
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology





Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health


PhD, University of California, 2004
M.S., University of Utah, 1999


Antoinette M. Stroup, PhD, has joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the state Department of Health to lead the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, whose cancer surveillance team collects and analyzes cancer incidence and survival data across the state. In her new role, Dr. Stroup will oversee the Registry, which serves as a local and national resource for population-based epidemiological studies into the causes, treatments and outcomes in patients with cancer.

Research Interests

  • Cancer Surveillance research (incidence, mortality, trends, survival)
  • Disparities in cancer risk and survival
  • Long-term survival, quality of life and late effects
  • Life course approach to cancer risk and outcomes


Sheenu Chandwani, Instructor; M.P.H., Ph.D., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Outcomes research; pharmacoepidemiology; cancer disparities

Kitaw Demissie, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Director, Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities; Ph.D., McGill University; M.D., Addis Ababa University.
Research Interests: Childhood asthma; perinatal epidemiology; breast cancer

Adana Llanos, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Howard;  M.P.H., The Ohio State University.
Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology of breast cancer; role of obesity and related biomarkers in cancer; aggressive breast cancer phenotypes; cancer disparities; population health

Lisa E. Paddock, Adjunct Instructor and Research Scientist, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health; Ph.D., M.P.H., Rutgers School of Public Health.
Research Interests: Cancer epidemiology and surveillance