Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.

faculty member

Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.

Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.7850
Mail Stop: M4-B402

Dr. Marian L. Neuhouser, a nutritional epidemiologist, leads the Hutch’s Cancer Prevention Program, the first such National Cancer Institute–funded program in the U.S. Her research focuses on the role of nutrition and energy balance (obesity) in the prevention and survivorship of breast and prostate cancers and other diet-related chronic diseases. She has led or co-led studies ranging from feeding trials to large, population-based studies, including those that are focused on minorities, the elderly and those experiencing health disparities. Her research also focuses on ways to improve how scientists measure and track diet and physical activity among study participants. For example, Dr. Neuhouser is interested in the extent to which novel biological markers of food intake, such as metabolomics, can improve upon self-report measures, such as when participants keep a food journal or fill out a food questionnaire — methods known to have substantial measurement error.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Affiliate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington School of Public Health

Core Faculty, Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences
University of Washington School of Public Health


B.S., Community Nutrition, University of California, 1980

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Washington, 1996

Current Projects

The FRESH Study

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Study

Understanding and Preventing Breast Cancer Disparities in Latinas

Nutrition Assessment Shared Resource (NASR)

Diet and Genetic Risk for Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer: Biomarkers and Genetic Variation

Health, Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle (HEAL) Study

Find A Clinical Trial

For the Media

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with faculty.

Email or call 206.667.2210