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 both in the general population and high-risk individuals; 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 includes a variety of study designs ranging from highly controlled human feeding trials to behavioral interventions and observational studies utilizing large cohorts. Special interest in health disparities. Research approach is collaborative and includes interdisciplinary teams across science and medicine.