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.
Research focuses on the development and testing of innovative interventions for health behavior change. The team is conducting randomized clinical trials of acceptance and commitment therapy interventions for smoking cessation. Technology-based platforms of intervention delivery include telephone coaching, websites, and smartphone
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.
Understanding patient barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening, determining factors that influence colonoscopy completion following abnormal stool-based screening tools and identifying gaps in care to implement interventions that improve the quality of cancer control and prevention, particularly in minority populations.
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.
A behavioral scientist and pharmacist who integrates these two disciplines to study and improve clinical practice and health policy in cancer care delivery. Has experience with quantitative methods including survey and intervention development, measurement, and implementation science. Applies theories grounded in psychology, economics, and organizational behavior to take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the complexity of cancer care delivery.
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