Titles: Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, UW School of Medicine
Adjunct 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.
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.
Titles: Staff Scientist, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division
Naturopathic Physician, Integrative Medicine Program
Teaching Associate, Medical Oncology Division, University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. Kadro completed his doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, and his public health leadership in practice training at UNC, Chapel Hill. He also holds a bachelor’s in general studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Kadro completed postdoctoral clinical training in integrative oncology during a two-year hospital-based Council on Naturopathic Medical Education-accredited residency program at Goshen Center for Cancer Care in Goshen, Indiana. He then completed three years of postdoctoral research fellowship training in integrative medicine and health at UNC, Chapel Hill. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Kadro uses a whole person health framework to encourage the body’s self-healing processes using nutrition, mind and body practices, natural products, and lifestyle changes, drawing on both traditional healing practices and modern medical science. Dr. Kadro’s goal, as part of the Greenlee Studies team, is to collaboratively discover how integrative health approaches – in addition to conventional cancer therapies like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery - can help improve the quality of life and outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer, and to share these discoveries with patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
Titles: Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program
Staff Scientist, Integrative Medicine & Cancer Prevention Programs
Dr. Langley trained in naturopathic and East Asian medicines at the National University of Natural Medicine. A current National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, he is investigating the cost-effectiveness and implementation of complementary and integrative healthcare programs to improve quality of life and reduce side-effects from cancer treatment. He pursues research and participates in state and federal advocacy with the goal to increase patient access to safe and effective healthcare. Dr. Langley is an active member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and American Society of Acupuncturists.
Jenny Whitten-Brannon is a Research Project Manager for the Greenlee Studies team. A Pacific Northwest native, Jenny graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in biology. After falling in love with her research work and healthcare, she earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington. Throughout her career she has worked with studies focused on pediatric obesity, respiratory care, oncology, adult transplant, transplant survivorship, and is now thrilled to work on breast cancer research with the Greenlee Team.
Sheryl Rothmuller has a background in content strategy and digital project management. From serving as an NBC public relations rep to a digital web producer for Viking Cruises, she has also crafted internal comms strategies for Premera Blue Cross and developed “future of work” stories for Microsoft’s Center of Innovation. She’s had multiple stints at The Walt Disney Company, where she has managed websites, created content for Disney.com and their Talent Acquisition social channels, and developed food and craft content for FamilyFun.com (now Parent.com). She enjoys exploring the Seattle food scene in each of the area’s unique neighborhoods.
Laura Feola 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.
After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Ally Doyle started her career in non-profit, then corporate event planning. Five years later, she changed directions and landed back at the University of Washington in research administration. At Fred Hutch, Ally supports the Greenlee Studies research team and the Integrative Medicine clinical team through high-level administrative support. She also provides project management support for the Cook for Your Life program.
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.
Gretchen Gruender has spent 20 years specializing in oncology nutrition. While at Fred Hutch, she focused on breast, gynecologic, lung, renal and prostate cancers. More recently, she has been working with cancer survivors on making lifestyle changes through focused nutrition counseling. She completed her Master of Science in nutrition at Bastyr University and has been a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition from the Commission on Dietetic Registration since 2010. As Cook for Your Life’s nutrition advisor and editor, Gretchen ensures all culinary content adheres to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and follow science-based guidelines.
Titles: Registered Dietitian & Web Content Editor, Cook for Your Life
Jenn Dearden is a registered dietitian with a background in professional cooking. Prior to becoming a dietitian, she attended a farm-to-table cooking school and spent the next eight years working in kitchens from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area. Losing her father to cancer inspired Jenn to pursue graduate education at the University of Washington, where she earned her Master of Science and completed clinical dietetic training. She is passionate about empowering people through cooking and nutrition and aims to counsel individuals with cancer and other chronic diseases as part of her future career. Jenn serves as Cook for Your Life’s content writer and editor.
Yuhan Huang graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Health Science in Epidemiology in 2019. She is now pursuing her doctoral 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.
Titles: Manager & Oncology Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Program
Dr. Siman serves as the Manager for the Integrative Medicine Program and 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.
Susanna Myers 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.
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.
Dr. Romeo is a Research Acupuncturist for Fred Hutch’s Integrative Medicine Program and the Greenlee Studies Team at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. She received her doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from Monash University where her research focus was cancer diagnosis. She continued research in this field at Hunter College (CUNY) as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and at Northeastern University as an Associate Research Professor. Dr. Romeo received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. She is passionate about women’s health and mental illness and, in addition to working as an oncology acupuncturist at Fred Hutch, is a member of the integrative medicine team at Virginia Mason. She is a board-certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology.
Heidi Stecher is a certified oncology Registered Nurse at Fred Hutch’s Integrative Medicine Program. She worked as a clinical nurse coordinator at the Fred Hutch’s gastrointestinal oncology program for twelve years. Heidi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Sociology at Washington State University before receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seattle University. She earned her Master of Nursing at the University of Washington. Heidi is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, the Oncology Nursing Association, and the American Holistic Nurses Association. With a background in oncology, community, and global health nursing, she has volunteered in Haiti, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. She has professional training in expressive arts therapy, medical cannabis, herbalism, and yoga. Educating patients on incorporating integrative modalities into their lifestyle and communicate its benefits to enhance their quality of life is her passion.
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.
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.
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).