About the Authors

Gypsyamber D’Souza

gdsouza@jhsph.edu (GD); cfakhry@jhmi.edu (CF)

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Kevin Cullen

Affiliation Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Janice Bowie

Affiliation Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Roland Thorpe

Affiliations Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Carole Fakhry

gdsouza@jhsph.edu (GD); cfakhry@jhmi.edu (CF)

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Milton J. Dance Jr. Head and Neck Cancer Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GD KC CF. Analyzed the data: GD. Wrote the paper: GD KC JB RT CF.