Dr. Hock joined The Polis Center in 2012 as an Adjunct Research Professor. She also serves as an investigator of the IUPUI Center for Urban Health. Dr Hock has published over 130 research papers, and is inventor on several patents and software copyrights.

Her current focus is exploring new applications and enhancements for innovative User Gateway software to enhance biomedical research at IUPUI. User Gateway, originally built for evaluation of combination risks for cancer in rural communities, enables questions on risks of environmental exposures to human health over space and time. As a visualization tool, it may be used for hypothesis generation, data visualizations and decisions on choice of analytical tools for exported data.

Recent Positions (Selected)

1992 -1999   Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN (Lead scientist, Forteo for osteoporosis)

2000 -2006   Professor, Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, & Director, IU Cancer Center Bone Cancers Research Program

2006 – 2013 Founding Exec. Director, Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health & Professor, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Selected recent publications

Hock JM, Nealley A, Morrison D, Farah C, Hosgood HD, Zahm S. 2012. Unmet challenges in cancer disparities_letter. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 21:248-9. PMID: 22144498

Farah C, K Beard, CT Hess, JM Hock. 2012. Analyzing spatial and temporal radon-222 exposure trends in Maine for future cancer studies. Health Physics. 102:115-123. PMID: 22217584

Morrison DG, Farah C, Hock, JM. 2013. Informed consent for biobanking research: Cancer patient recruitment from rural communities in Maine. Biobanking and Biopreservation, 11:107-114. doi:10.1089/bio.2012.0054

Gong M, Ma J, Guillemette R, Zhou M, Yang Y, Yang Y, Hock, JM, Yu X. 2013 MicroRNA-335 inhibits bone metastases in metastatic small cell lung cancer cell models via IGF-1R and RANKL pathways. Molecular Cancer. Res. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 23966614

Hosgood HD, Farah C, Black C, Schwenn M, Hock JM. 2013. Spatial and temporal distributions of lung cancer histopathology in the State of Maine. Lung Cancer. 82:55-62. PMID: 23910905

Honors (Selected)

2001  Indiana University & Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Bynum Faculty Mentor Award

2002  IUPUI Outstanding Female Faculty. Women’s History Month Recognition Committee

2006 – 2009  Research Advisory Board, “SuperSibs” a national advocacy organization working to support siblings of children with cancer.

2007-  2010  NCI Children’s Tumor Foundation: NF1 Preclinical Consortium Oversight Committee & NF1 Bone Working Group

2007 – 2010  Maine Innovation Economy Board (appointed by the Governor)

2010 –    Board of Directors, Greenleaf Communities, Inc (nonprofit), Chicago, IL

2013 – Editorial Board, Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB J)