Group Members

Rachel Ceballos, Ph.D.

Rachel Ceballos, Ph.D.

Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: 206.667.7806

Rachel Ceballos, Ph.D., is an Associate Member in the Fred Hutch Division of Public Health Sciences and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. She is an experienced biobehavioral scientist with over 12 years conducting intervention studies in partnership with academic and community collaborators. Her work and teaching emphasize the development of culturally-appropriate interventions, the inclusion of community collaboration in research, and the use of biobehavioral methods with qualitative and quantitative assessment tools. Dr. Ceballos was the recipient of a career development award from the National Cancer Institute, and continues to serve as the principal investigator for various studies supporting cancer survivors and addressing cancer inequity marginalized communities. She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University and completed a postdoctoral fellow in Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Washington. 

Sarah Hohl, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Hohl, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 206.667.7570

Sarah Hohl is a postdoctoral fellow in the Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program.  Sarah brings expertise in transdisciplinary team science and mixed methods approaches to evaluating interventions that aim to improve health and health services delivery for marginalized populations. Her postdoctoral work focuses on enhancing implementation of evidence-based programs to promote cancer health equity. Prior to entering the field of U.S.-based cancer prevention and control research, Sarah spent 10 years managing programs to improve the social determinants of health in Africa and Asia. She received her PhD in Health Services and her MPH in Global Health from the University of Washington.

Rónán Cox

Rónán Cox

Title: Project Coordinator
Phone: 206.667.2844

Rónán is the Project Coordinator for the Ceballos Studies Research Group. He is interested in addressing health inequities through developing and implementing public health interventions that bring ownership of programs and data directly into the hands of communities.  

Belqeis Abatiyow

Belqeis Abatiyow

Title: Undergraduate Student
Phone: 206.667.5978

Belqeis Abatiyow is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is interested in addressing health disparities in underrepresented communities. She is assisting Dr. Ceballos in working on qualitative analysis of data.