External Advisory Board

  • The CanSORT program engages regularly with a six-member board of experts in cancer care, implementation research, health payment and policy, and patient advocacy. The External Advisory Board provides guidance on program direction, progress, challenges, best practices and impact.

  • Ruth Freedman, MPH

    Ruth Freedman is Chief Institute Administrator at the University of Michigan Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute. She received her BS in Mathematics from Hofstra University and her MPH in Health Behavior from The City University of New York, School of Public Health. Ms. Freedman is a breast cancer survivor and advocate who leads the University…

  • Ronald Myers, DSW, PhD

    Dr. Myers is the Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center where he established a Cancer Prevention & Control Program. He is also Director of the Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Science and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Myers has conducted…

  • Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

    Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, is the Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare with strategic responsibility for Oncology, Genetics and Women’s Health. Prior to rejoining United Health Group (UHG), Dr. Newcomer was a founding executive of Vivius, a consumer directed venture that allowed consumers to create their own personalized health plans. From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Newcomer…

  • Philip Stella, MD

    Dr. Stella is a physician with IHA Hematology Oncology Consultants, and he is the Medical Director of the Oncology Program at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Stella has clinical interest in lung, gastrointestinal, and breast cancers. He is Principal Investigator of the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium (MCRC) participating…

  • Bryan Weiner, PhD

    Dr. Weiner is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He serves as the co-director of the newly established Dissemination Core of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC, and the co-director of the Health Policy/Dissemination of the NCI-funded Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Disparities. He…

  • Eric Winer, MD

    Dr. Winer is Chief of the Division of Women’s Cancers, Director of the Breast Oncology Center, and Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston…

  • Board member Eric Winer, MD and University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Chief Administrative Officer, Marcy Waldinger, MHSA at the 2014 CanSORT National Partners Retreat