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Liana DesHarnais Castel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
VICC Member
Researcher

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Vanderbilt Medical Center, General Internal Medicine and Public Health
2525 West End Avenue, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37203-1738
615-343-9798
Fax: 615-936-8545

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Dr. Castel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine, and is a member of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, and the Division of Epidemiology/Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center. She teaches epidemiologic methods in the Vanderbilt Doctoral Program in Epidemiology.
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Dr. Castel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine, and is a member of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, and the Division of Epidemiology/Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center. She teaches epidemiologic methods in the Vanderbilt Doctoral Program in Epidemiology. In 2010 Castel was awarded a five-year Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research career development award from the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Castel received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Epidemiology, her MSPH in Health Policy and Administration, and her BA in Psychology and French (also from UNC-CH).  She has studied predictors of longitudinal pain outcomes in patients with metastatic breast cancer and also worked on the PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) study, conducting a qualitative analysis within the Social Well-Being domain. Castel is the founder and Principal Investigator of BRE0939 at VICC (the Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy [BCAT] longitudinal cohort study). Research interests include cancer survivorship and health outcomes issues including secondary effects of and adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy/aromatase inhibitors, clinical effectiveness of therapies, personalized medicine, patient preferences, racial disparities, and other PROs in cancer and chronic disease. She is married to a French citizen and holds certification from the U.S. Department of Defense in French written and spoken communication.

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