Casey L. Daniel, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences

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USA Mitchell Cancer Institute
1660 Springhill Ave.
Mobile, Ala., 36604
(251) 445-9840
cldaniel@health.southalabama.edu

 

Professional Profile

Research Interests:
- Childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers
- Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Cancer prevention through behavioral intervention
- Cancer survivorship
- Health communications

Education and Training:
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, Harvard Cancer Prevention Fellowship (NCI Grant R25 CA057711), 2013 – 2015
- Doctor of Philosophy, Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2009 – 2013
- Master of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2007 – 2009
- Bachelor of Arts, English (minor, Biology), Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 2003 – 2007

Professional Appointments:
- Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences, Department of Cancer Control and Prevention, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, 2015 – present
- Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, NCI Grant R25 CA047888 (Principal Investigator, K. Meneses), School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (Trainee Coordinator, 2012-2013), Jan 2010 – May 2013
- Graduate Research Assistant/Intern, NCI Grant R25 CA07602 (Principal Investigator, J. Waterbor), School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), UAB Cancer Research Experiences for Students (CaRES), May 2009 – Dec 2009
- Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Gerontology/Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Feb 2008 – May 2009
- Research Assistant, American Cancer Society, Birmingham, Alabama/Atlanta, Georgia, Apr 2008 – Nov 2008

Honors and Academic Achievements:
- Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health, 2014 – present
- Top 18 Abstract, American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, 2013
- Young Investigator Award, American Association of Cancer Education, 2010
- Sonny-Callahan Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008 – 2009

Peer-reviewed Publications
Daniel CL
, Emmons KM, Fasciano K, Nevidjon B, Fuemmeler BF, Demark-Wahnefried W. Needs and lifestyle challenges of adolescents and young adults with cancer: summary of an Institute of Medicine workshop. Clinical Journal of Nursing Oncology. 2015. (In press).

Desmond RA, Padilla LA, Daniel CL, Prickett CT, Venkatesh R, Brooks CM, Waterbor JW. Career outcomes of graduates of R25E short-term cancer research training programs. Journal of Cancer Education. 2015. PMID: 25604064 (In press).

Padilla LA, Venkatesh R, Daniel CL, Desmond RA, Brooks CM, Waterbor JW. An evaluation methodology for longitudinal studies of short-term cancer research training programs. Journal of Cancer Education. 2015. PMID: 25412722 (In press).

Daniel CL, Armstrong GT, Keske RK, Davine JD, McDonald AJ, Sprunck-Harrild KM, Coleman C, Haneuse SJ, Mertens AC, Emmons KM, Marghoob AA, Elkin EB, Dusza SW, Robison LL, Geller AC. Advancing Survivors’ Knowledge (ASK) About Skin Cancer Study: study design and protocol. Trials. 2015;16: 109. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0637-x. PMID: 25873142 

Daniel CL, Kohler CL, Stratton KL, Oeffinger KC, Leisenring WM, Waterbor JW, Whelan KF, Armstrong GT, Henderson TO, Krull KR, Robison LL, Nathan PC. Predictors of colorectal cancer surveillance among survivors of childhood cancer treated with radiation: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer. 2015. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29265. PMID: 25649858

Joseph RP, Daniel CL, Thind H, Benitez TJ, Pekmezi D. Applying psychological theories to promote long-term maintenance of health behaviors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 1559827614554594. Oct 2014. doi: 10.1177/1559827614554594.

Daniel CL, Nathan P, Oeffinger K, Stratton K, Leisenring W, Whelan K, Waterbor J, Henderson T, Armstrong G, Krull K, Robison L, Kohler C. Predictors of colorectal cancer screening among radiation-treated survivors of childhood cancer (abstract). Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2013;22: 478. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.

Ahmed MI, Mujib M, Desai RV, Feller MA, Daniel C, Aban I, Love TE, Deedwania P, Pitt B, Aronow WS, Ahmed A. Outcomes in younger and older adults with chronic advanced systolic heart failure: a propensity-matched study. International Journal of Cardiology. 2012;154(2): 128-133. PMID: 20947188

Daniel CL, Brooks CM, Waterbor J. Approaches for longitudinally tracking graduates of NCI-funded short-term cancer research training programs. Journal of Cancer Education. 2010;26(1): 58-63. PMID: 21210271

Pitt B, Zannad F, Gheorghiade M, Martinez F, Love TE, Daniel C, Ahmed A. Transatlantic similarities and differences in major natural history endpoints after acute myocardial infarction: A propensity-matched study of the EPHESUS trial. International Journal of Cardiology. 2010;143(3): 309-316. PMID: 19371959

Giamouzis G, Agha SA, Ekundayo OJ, Aban I, Love TE, Daniel C, Butler J, Ahmed A. Incident coronary revascularization and subsequent mortality in chronic heart failure: A propensity-matched study. International Journal of Cardiology. 2010;140(1): 55-59. PMID: 19081647

Peer-reviewed Publications under Review:
Daniel CL
, Hay J, Welles BF, Geller AC. Characteristics of indoor tanning among students at three U.S. colleges: A survey of 837 students. Pediatrics.

Peer-reviewed Publications in Preparation:
Daniel CL
, Hay J, Geller AC. Predictors of lifetime indoor tanning frequency: A survey of 261 current and former student tanners at three U.S. colleges.

Daniel CL, Hay J, Rodriguez Archilla V, Geller AC. Tanning dependence among a sample of current tanners at three U.S. colleges.

Oral and Poster Presentations:
Daniel CL
, Hay J, Welles BF, Geller AC. (March 2016). Association of indoor tanning initiation and current use among students at three U.S. colleges: A survey of 837 students. Paper session, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Daniel CL. (October 2015). Thriving Post-Cancer: Survivorship. University of South Alabama School of Continuing Education and Special Programs: Generational Resilience Conference, Mobile, AL. (Invited speaker)

Daniel C, Armstrong G, Keske R, Davine J, McDonald A, Sprunck-Harrild K, Coleman C, Haneuse S, Mertens A, Emmons S, Marghoob A, Elkin E, Dusza S, Robison L, Gibson T, Geller A. (April 2015). Advancing Survivors’ Knowledge (ASK) About Skin Cancer Study: A Randomized Intervention within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Poster session, New England Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium: Focus on Intervention, Boston, MA.

Daniel CL, Nathan P, Oeffinger K, Stratton K, Leisenring W, Whelan K, Waterbor J, Henderson T, Armstrong G, Krull K, Robison L, Kohler C. (March 2013). Predictors of colorectal cancer screening among radiation-treated survivors of childhood cancer. Oral session, American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN.

Benitez T, Joseph R, Daniel C, Geiger B. (October, 2011). Promoting healthy minds and bodies through safer playgrounds: A comprehensive approach using MAP-IT. Oral session, American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Joseph R, Benitez T, Daniel C, Geiger B. (October, 2011). Assessing playground safety: A collaborative community outreach program. Oral session, American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Geiger B, Benitez T, Daniel CL, Joseph R, Sims S. (November, 2010). The responsibility of physical and health educators for playground and gymnasium safety. Oral session, Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL. (Invited speakers)

Daniel CL, Brooks CM, Waterbor JW. (October 2010). Approaches for longitudinally tracking graduates of NCI-funded short-term cancer research training programs. Poster session, American Association of Cancer Education Annual International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Daniel CL, Brooks CM, Waterbor JW. (October 2009). Responding to R-25 cancer education summary statements: Privileged information from NCI-G. Oral session, American Association of Cancer Education Annual International Conference, Houston, TX.      

Teaching Experience:
- Guest Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health, 2014, SBS 221: Psychosocial Theories of Health and Health Behavior
- Co-Instructor, UAB School of Public Health, 2012, HB 630: Master’s-level Health Communications
- Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, UAB School of Public Health, 2012, HB 730: Doctoral-level Health Communications
- Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, UAB School of Public Health, 2011 – 2013, HB 600: Introduction to Health Behavior
- Private Tutor, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013 – 2015; Birmingham, Alabama, 2004 – 2013; Subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, English, and History

Professional Memberships:
- American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2015 – present
- Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2015 – present
- Association for Psychological Science, 2015 – present
- American Association for Cancer Research, 2013 – present
- Harvard School of Public Health Postdoctoral Association, 2013 – present
- National Postdoctoral Association, 2013 – present
- American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2012 – present; Early Career Members Organizing Committee, 2013 – present
- American Public Health Association (APHA), 2011 – present; Cancer Forum, 2011 – present; Secretary, APHA Student Assembly Executive Board, 2013 – 2014; Secretary-elect, APHA Student Assembly Executive Board, 2012 – 2013; Co-chair, APHA Student Assembly Communications Committee, 2012 – 2014
- Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) Investigator, 2011 – present; CCSS Trainee, 2011 – 2013; Cancer Control Working Group, 2011 – present
- Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, 2011
- American Association of Cancer Education, 2009 – present

Professional Service:
- Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Reviewer, 2015 – present
- Health Behavior and Policy Review, Founding Associate Editor and Reviewer, 2013 – present
- Young Alumni Council, Birmingham-Southern College, 2013 – present
- American Journal of Health Behavior, Scientific Advisory Board Member and Reviewer, 2012 – present
- Journal of Behavioral Health, Scientific Advisory Board Member and Reviewer, 2012 – present
- American Public Health Association (APHA), Abstract reviewer, 2011 – present; Cancer Forum member and abstract reviewer, 2011 – present

 

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