Yan Hong, Ph.D.

Dr. Hong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. Dr. Hong has expertise in behavioral intervention with a particular interest in mobile health intervention. Dr. Hong has worked in more than 10 federally funded projects and published more than 75 research articles. In this iCanFit project, Dr. Hong seeks to understand how a mobile tool can promote healthy living of older cancer survivors.

Dr. Samuel Forjuoh

Dr. Samuel Forjuoh. Research Director in The Department of Family Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Health. Formally trained as a generalist physician with additional training in public health including specializations in biostatistics and epidemiology, Dr. Forjuoh has more than 20 years experience in behavioral intervention in primary care settings. He has led multiple large trials on chronic disease management and in the past 10 years actively involved in mHealth projects in primary care setting. Dr. Forjuoh plays instrumental role in developing the iCanFit 2.0

Dan Goldberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldberg is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Geography in the College of GeoScience and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Dr. Goldberg is also the Director of TAMU GeoInnovation Service Center and the TAMU Esri Development Center. Dr. Goldberg is an expert in spatial databases, WebGIS, and data driven interactive web sites. Dr. Goldberg leads the infrastructure development components underneath the iCanFit website, databases, and mobile apps.

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, MPA

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke is an accomplished technology entrepreneur, strategic marketer, and a published author with a passion for applying technology to support community based participatory research. Deborah is the Director of TLSF’s Clinical Trial Network Project and the inventor of TLSF’s patent-pending Navi4Health bi-lingual software for case management and social networking and is the current Chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas. She leads recruitment and testing of iCanFit protocol.

Ninfa Peña-Purcell, Ph.D, MCHES.

Dr. Peña-Purcell is an Associate Professor and health specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service at the Texas A&M University System and is adjunct faculty member at the TAMU School of Public Health. Dr. Ninfa Peña-Purcell has expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluation health education programs. She has been actively involved in engaging local extension agents and community partners to work collaboratively to promote healthier living and improve diabetes self-management. Her areas of research interests include minority health disparities, especially among Hispanic/Latinos, culture competency, cancer prevention, and diabetes self-management education.

Marcia Ory, Ph.D, MPH

Regents and distinguished professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, and Associate Dean of Research at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. As Director of the Center of Healthy Aging and Population Health, Dr. Ory has spent the last ten years evaluating the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based health promotion programs for middle aged and older adults. She has taken a leadership role in the AoA-funded evaluation of evidence-base chronic disease self-management programs, and serves as the evaluator of the Texas Healthy Lifestyles Program. As PI of the CDC–funded Communities of Texas: Cancer • Activity • Research • Education • Support (CTxCARES), she has assembled a team of experts to design social and behavioral interventions for helping underserved populations reduce their cancer risks and improve cancer survivorship.

Deb Kellstedt, MPH

Deb Kellstedt is the Project Director for CTxCARES. In this role, she coordinates efforts among CTxCARES members, as well as with the national Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). Since 2008, she has been working in the Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences department at the TAMU School of Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, translating research into practice. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in the school.

Jana Reynolds, M.D.

Dr. Reynolds is a medical oncology fellow at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, with plans to specialize in bone marrow transplant. She is also a two time Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. She has a special interest in cancer survivorship that includes survivorship education, late-effects of treatment, follow up care, management of psychosocial issues, and exercise and lifestyle modification.