University of California, 1980, BS (Community Nutrition)
University of Washington, 1996, PhD (Nutritional Sciences)
Primary research endeavors include: 1) Investigation of lifestyle factors, including nutrition, physical activity and energy balance/obesity and their relationship to the etiology and prevention of cancer; and 2) Methodologic work to improve diet and physical activity assessment with an emphasis on discovery of novel biomarkers of diet and physical activity. Research portfolio involves a variety of study designs ranging from high controlled human feeding trials to behavioral interventions and observational studies in large cohorts. Special interest in health disparities. Research approach is collaborative and includes interdisciplinary teams across science and medicine.