Contact information, projects, and COS profiles of Cancer Prevention faculty members can be accessed using the links below. General descriptions of Cancer Prevention projects are found on the Projects page.
Nutritional epidemiology and chronic disease prevention, specifically designed to improve the scientific basis for public health policy and recommendations concerning dietary intake, physical activity and intake of folic acid.
(1) Novel behavioral interventions (e.g. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for changing health behavior delivered at the public health level; (2) natural psychoscocial influences on health behavior over the course of the lifespan.
The social, ethical, and policy implications of genetic information, including studies of genetic counseling and the clinical utility to pharmacogenetic and other genetic tests, and the implications of genomic health care for medically underserved populations.
Identification and functional dissection of polymorphisms that correlate with common diseases and quantitative traits; assessing the functional impact of candidate SNPs on a variety of regulatory mechanisms, including promoter function and mRNA structure.
Understanding of psychosocial modifiers of behavioral and physiological mechanisms of cancer prevention and control and development of culturally appropriate interventions for reduction of cancer health disparities.
Older women's health. Clinical and research expertise include gerontology and healthy aging, postmenopausal hormone therapy, symptoms and symptom management, psychosocial oncology, cardiovascular nursing.
Health communication interventions using new media for cancer prevention and control; Decision making in cancer screening; Mediators and moderators of behavior change; Obesity prevention; Health literacy and health disparity.
The impact of dietary and genetic factors on energy balance, and the metabolic and molecular links between obesity and associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.
Nutritional epidemiology, methods to improve diet and physical activity assessment, diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance, nutritional status and cancer risk. Lifestyle factors related to breast and prostate cancer prevention and survivorship.
Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; biobehavioral cancer prevention, determinants and solutions for cancer health disparities; improving end-of-life care; community-level interventions, comparative effectiveness.
Genetic and molecular epidemiology, common complex diseases, including cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as intermediate traits, including inflammation and metabolic measurements.
Etiology and prevention of cancer, particularly colorectal and pancreas cancer; gene-environment interactions in cancer; intermediate biology in cancer; the role of plant foods in lowering cancer; the nature of carcinogenesis.