Kira Bona, MD, MPH Principal Investigator Attending Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Bona is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and an attending Pediatric Oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Bona received her MD from the Yale University School of Medicine, and her MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on clinical effectiveness. She completed her pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and her pediatric hematology/oncology subspecialty fellowship training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital. She was a research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Joanne Wolfe at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and Dr. Smita Bhatia at University Alabama Birmingham.
Dr. Bona joined the faculty at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s as a pediatric oncologist in July 2012. In addition to her clinical role treating children with leukemia and lymphoma, Dr. Bona is a physician-scientist with research focused on identifying poverty-associated outcome disparities in childhood cancer and developing interventions to ameliorate these disparities. Dr. Bona has been the recipient of several past awards and honors including a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a St. Baldrick’s Fellow Award, a Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the National Palliative Care Research Center, and a Charles H. Hood Child Health Research Grant. Her current research is supported by an National Cancer Institute K07 Mentored Career Development Award.
, Puja Umaretiya, MD Post-doctoral Fellow Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Palliative Care Fellow, DFCI/BCH Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Research Focus: Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in oncology and palliative care outcomes among children with advanced cancer.
Daniel Zheng, MD, MHS Post-doctoral Fellow Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program
Research Focus: Survivorship disparities in pediatric oncology.
Lenka Ilcisin, MD Post-doctoral Fellow Surgical Critical Care Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's General Surgery Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Focus: Surgical disparities in pediatric oncology.
Victoria Koch Project Manager, DFCI 16001 Lead CRC DFCI 16001 Embedded HMH study Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CTIP Hematologic Malignancies Research Group
Emily Jones Clinical Research Coordinator Lead-CRC, PediCARE Pilot Feasibility Study Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CTIP Hematologic Malignancies Research Group
Julia Kavanagh Clinical Research Coordinator Lead-CRC AALL1731 and ANBL1531 ancillary embedded HMH studies Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CTIP Hematologic Malignancies Research Group
Emily Risa Schwartz, BA, MS PhD student
Rebecca Silverman Summer Intern Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CTIP Hematologic Malignancies Research Group
Anna Seo Clinical Research Coordinator Lead-CRC PediCARE Pilot Feasibility Study Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CTIP Hematologic Malignancies Research Group