Group Members

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, MPH

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, MPH

Titles: Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, UW School of Medicine
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UW School of Public Health
Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program

Dr. Greenlee trained in epidemiology at the University of Washington (MPH) and Columbia (PhD) University and in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University.  Dr. Greenlee’s research focuses on the use of lifestyle modifications and complementary and integrative medicine for cancer prevention and control.  She uses observational studies and clinical trials to study what cancer survivors can do, in addition to conventional treatment, to prevent cancer recurrence, decrease side effects of treatment, and improve prognosis. Dr. Greenlee is an active member of SWOG within the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Clinical Trials Network.  Dr. Greenlee is past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is co-chair of the SIO Guidelines Committee.  She serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Adult Cancer Pain guidelines panel.

Learn more about theIntegrative Medicine Service at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
View Dr. Heather Greenlee’s complete publication record at PubMed.

Eileen Rillamas-Sun, PhD, MPH

Eileen Rillamas-Sun, PhD, MPH

Title: Staff Scientist
Phone: 206.667.4556


Dr. Rillamas-Sun received training in Health Behavior and Health Education (MPH) and Epidemiology (PhD) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in women's health with the Group Health Research Institute (now, Kaiser Permanente Research Institute) in Seattle, WA in 2013, she began working as a staff scientist at Fred Hutch supporting research projects in women's health and aging, physical activity and sedentary behavior, cardiovascular disease, comorbidities, childhood obesity, and diet and nutrition.

Sofia Cobos Sanchez, MPH

Sofia Cobos Sanchez, MPH

Title: Project Coordinator
Phone: 206.667.2543


Sofia earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science at Adams State University in Alamosa Colorado, where she also played collegiate soccer. Upon graduation, Sofia returned to her hometown of Las Cruces, New Mexico to earn her Master of Public Health from New Mexico State University. After earning her MPH, Sofia worked as an e-learning designer creating interactive health and wellness modules for the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research, an NIH-funded collaboration between NMSU and Fred Hutch. Sofia re-joined Greenlee Studies in November 2019 as a project coordinator and is excited to help cancer survivors make lifestyle changes through in-person classes and the use of technology. In her free time, Sofia enjoys practicing yoga and exploring Seattle's food scene.

Sara Buzali, MA, PhD

Sara Buzali, MA, PhD

Title: Social Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 206.667.4633


With an academic background in communications and public image, Dr. Buzali is a digital marketing specialist. In previous roles, she has designed social media strategies for startups, NGOs, and the Mexican government, including successful campaigns for Shark Tank, Waze, and Woman Rights in Mexico. In her free time, she channels her passions which led her to found Homodeco, a public image management company supporting transgender women. She also volunteers for two non-profit vegan organizations as a social media manager. Dr. Buzali is excited to empower people touched by cancer to achieve better health through nutrition.

Kate Ueland, MS, RD

Kate Ueland, MS, RD

Title: Research Dietitian
Phone: 206.667.5977


Kate Ueland specializes in oncology nutrition, primarily working with breast, ovarian, renal, and melanoma cancer patients throughout all stages of the cancer journey at Fred Hutch in Seattle, WA. She is an assistant professor and serves as Director of the Master of Nutrition - Didactic Program in Dietetics at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in biochemistry and received her master’s degree from Bastyr University in nutrition. Her research interests are in cancer prevention and survivorship, especially in breast cancer and sports nutrition.

Laura Feola, MPA

Laura Feola, MPA

Title: Project Manager
Phone: 206.667.5977


Laura is a manager and grant administrator with over 15 years’ experience in managing global and domestic public health research and programming.  She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington and professional training in federal grants and contract administration.

Ally Doyle

Ally Doyle

Title: Administrative Coordinator II
Phone: 206.667.7474


After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Ally started her career in non-profit, then corporate event planning. After 5 years, she changed directions and landed back at the University of Washington in research administration. Here at Fred Hutch, Ally supports the Greenlee Studies Team and the Integrative Medicine team through high-level administrative support. She also is the project administrator for the Cook for Your Life project and a multi-organization project supporting the creation of clinical practice guidelines for cancer care.

Yuhan Huang, MHS

Yuhan Huang, MHS

Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Phone: 443.630.8760



Yuhan graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Health Science in Epidemiology in 2019. She is now pursuing her PhD degree in Epidemiology at University of Washington. As a graduate research assistant, she works on data management, statistical analysis, and manuscript writing for several studies.

Jonathan Siman, DACM, MS, LAc

Jonathan Siman, DACM, MS, LAc

Titles: Clinical Operations Lead, Integrative Medicine Program
Oncology Acupuncturist, Supervisor
Phone: 206.606.1928
Email: jsiman@seattlecca.org

Dr. Siman serves as the Clinical Operations Lead and Acupuncture Supervisor for the Integrative Medicine Program and also is a Research Associate with the Greenlee Studies Team at Fred Hutch.  He studied Biological Anthropology at Tufts University and went on to receive his doctoral degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  Prior to joining Fred Hutch, he worked as a clinical and research acupuncturist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  His research work examines the potential benefits of acupuncture in the integrative oncology setting.  Dr. Siman is passionate about providing acupuncture as a safe and effective non-pharmacologic strategy to manage cancer symptoms and treatment-related side effects. He is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, the American Society of Acupuncturists and the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association.

 

Susan Veleber, DACM, MS, LAc

Susan Veleber, DACM, MS, LAc

Title: Oncology Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program
Phone: 206.606.1905

 

Dr. Veleber is an Acupuncturist in the Integrative Medicine Program and also is a Research Associate with the Greenlee Studies Team at Fred Hutch.  Having practiced at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, Susan has advanced training in oncology acupuncture and extensive clinical experience in academic medical centers. She incorporates scholarship, research, clinical experience and evidence-based medicine into her patient care at Fred Hutch. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, completed a post-graduate internship at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shu Guan Hospital and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health and Science. Her research interests in integrative oncology is in the use of acupuncture during cancer treatment and survivorship to ease treatment-related side effects and support overall health and well-being. Susan is a Board-Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, the Society for Acupuncture Research and the American Society of Acupuncturists and the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association.

 

Susanna Myers, ARNP-BC, MSN

Susanna Myers, ARNP-BC, MSN

Title: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Integrative Medicine Program
Phone: 206.606.7539
 

Susanna is a Nurse Practitioner at Fred Hutch's Integrative Medicine Program. Susanna has advanced training in using evidence-based, patient-centered mind/body interventions to relieve common conditions related to cancer and cancer treatment, with a focus on insomnia, pain, anxiety, mood, fatigue, and quality of life. She is especially passionate about using breathing techniques, yoga/exercise, acupressure and mindfulness practices to support patients in improving their overall health and well-being as they go through cancer treatment. She studied sociology at Haverford College and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University. She completed a year-long fellowship in the Integrative Oncology Scholars program at the University of Michigan, funded by the National Cancer Institute. Susanna has more than 12 years working in conventional oncology, both as a Nurse Practitioner in the GI oncology program at Fred Hutch and as an infusion nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Passionate about helping people understand and deepen the connection between their mental and emotional states and their overall physical health, she works to empower her patients to participate actively in their care.

 

Katherine Taromina, DACM, MSTOM, LAc

Katherine Taromina, DACM, MSTOM, LAc

Title: Research Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program

 

 

Dr. Taromina is an Acupuncturist for Fred Hutch’s Integrative Medicine Program and a Research Acupuncturist with the Greenlee Studies Team.  She also serves as Academic Dean and faculty for the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine.  Prior to relocating to Seattle, Dr. Taromina served as a Research Acupuncturist and Program Manager for the Integrative Therapies Program at Columbia University Medical Center.  After 20 years of studying and specializing in treating adults and children with cancer both on-therapy and into survivorship, she now teaches advanced classes and continuing education for practicing acupuncturists on topics relating to East Asian Medicine as supportive care for cancer patients.  She previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Society for Integrative Oncology and is a member of the Society of Acupuncture Research.  As a clinical researcher, her main interest is in trials that will expand patient access to East Asian Medicine.    

 

Andy Russell, DAHM, MAcOM, LAc

Andy Russell, DAHM, MAcOM, LAc

Title: Research Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program

 

 

Dr. Russell is a Research Acupuncturist with the Greenlee Studies Team at Fred Hutch. After earning a Bachelor of Arts at Haverford College, she completed her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM), with an additional year-long internship in Integrative Oncology. After years in general private practice, she returned to school to finish her Doctor in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAHM) with a focus on Integrative Oncology. When not doing acupuncture research, Dr. Russell works in her private practice in West Seattle. She is passionate about bringing evidence-based integrative care to her patients and supporting them before, during, and after their cancer treatments. Dr. Russell is a Board-Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; and is a current member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, the American Society of Acupuncturists, and the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association.

 

Samantha Chin, DAHM, MAcOM, LAc, NCCAOM Dipl OM

Samantha Chin, DAHM, MAcOM, LAc, NCCAOM Dipl OM

Title: Research Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program

 

Dr. Chin is an Acupuncturist at the Fred Hutch’s Integrative Medicine Program and a Research Associate with the Greenlee Studies Team. She is passionate about providing patient-centered, safe, and evidence-informed care. Her integrative oncology research will explore the use of acupuncture to alleviate cancer treatment-related side effects and promote overall well-being. Dr. Chin obtained her doctoral and master’s degrees from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. She also completed externships at the China Medical University Hospital (Taichung, Taiwan) and Wafangdian No. 3 Hospital (Dalian, China).