Lab Alumni



Jong Y. Park, Ph.D. MPH.

Principal Investigator

I grew up in S. Korea and received my BS in Biology from Yonsei University, M.Sc. in Microbiology from University of South Florida, MPH and Ph.D. degrees in International study/Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have a longstanding interest in biomarkers for prostate cancer and health disparity. 

Email Dr. Park - Curriculum Vitae


Hyun Park, M.S.

Research Associate

Bio coming soon!



Jennifer Chang Damonte, M.A.

Research Coordinator

I received my B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University and M.A. in Learning Sciences (Cognition, Development & Instruction) from University of Delaware. I started working at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2014 on a Navigator Guided e-Psychoeducational Intervention Project for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers. Currently, I work for Dr. Park on the Prostate Cancer Biobank Project.

Kala L. Jamison, B.S.

Research Assistant

I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and received my BS in Public Health from the University of South Florida. My interest are investigating and addressing health disparities in underserved populations and Pharmacoepidemiology. I am currently a research assistant for Dr. Park in the division of Cancer Epidemiology on the Prostate Cancer Biobank Project  for men of African American Ancestry.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling the world and exploring new cultures!


Chelsea Aggor

Research Assistant

I grew up in Tampa, FL and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida. I work in the division of Cancer Epidemiology with Dr. Park as a research assistant on the Prostate Cancer Biobank Study. After graduation I plan to go to medical school and eventually earn my M.D. degree. When I’m not at work or busy with school, I enjoy volunteering and spending time with my family.




Shivanshu Awasthi, PharmD, MPH

Research Data Analyst

I am currently working as a Research Data Analyst with Dr. Kosj Yamoah and Dr. Jong Park in the division of Cancer Epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center. I am originally from India and have been in the United States for the last two years. I attended Pharmacy school in India and completed Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. With the passion to work in field of research, I joined Drexel University, Philadelphia, and completed Master of Public Health Program with focus in Epidemiology & Biostatistics. I am interested to work in the area of Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Service Research. Furthermore, I want to address the problems associated with access to essential health services including pharmaceuticals specially among the cancer population. In my spare time, I listen to light Indian classical music and watch my favorite TV shows.

Email Dr. Awasthi - Resume



Carmen Benson


Bio coming soon!


Melissa Quintana

Grants Administrator

Bio coming soon!


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