NATCSS Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators


Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH, MPhil, is an epidemiologist (Assistant Research Professor) at the University of Chicago in the Department of Health Studies. She studies the causes and outcomes of thyroid cancer. She has published extensively on the descriptive trends for thyroid cancer and on potential environmental and hormone disrupting causes of thyroid cancer.  Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She received her graduate training at Yale University.

Her publications can be accessed here.

She can be reached at brisa@uchicago.edu or at 773-834-8699. 


Raymon H. Grogan, MD, is a specialist in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland diseases. He is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Chicago aswell as the director of the endocrinesurgery research program.  He studies the underlying causes as well as surgical and oncologic outcomes of endocrine cancers, with a particular focus on thyroid cancer. Dr. Grogan is also a junior faculty Bucksbaum scholar at the University of Chicago. As such he also has an interest in studying the doctor-patient relationship. As a surgeon, one aspect of this relationship that Dr. Grogan is particularly interested in is understanding how surgeons can better communicate and care for patients after they have had their surgery.  Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, he completed his general surgery residency training at Stanford University in California, followed by two years of fellowship training in endocrine surgery at the University of California San Francisco.  Dr. Grogan also completed three years of basic science and outcomes-based research during his training years in California.

His publications can be accessed here.

He can be reached at rgrogan@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu or at 773-702-7125.