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Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD

UB Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

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270D Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8001
Phone: (716) 829-5375
Fax: (716) 829-2979
Email: jfreuden@buffalo.edu

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Summary

Jo Freudenheim, PhD, received a doctorate degree in nutritional sciences and a master's degree in preventive medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She subsequently came to UB for postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology and was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in 1987. Freudenheim became interim chair of the department in 2003 and was chair from 2006 until June 2013, returning as interim chair in July 2014. Freudenheim is also adjunct professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and affiliated scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions. Her research focuses on breast cancer epidemiology including an examination of breast tumor characteristics, of factors related to disparities in breast cancer among Puerto Rican women, the role of exposures during the life course and breast cancer risk, and the role of the microbiome in cancer risk.

Education

  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986
  • MS, Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology), University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986
  • MS, Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984
  • RD, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1977
  • BS, Human Nutrition, magna cum laude, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1975

Professional Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987-1988
  • Intern, Clinical Nutrition, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1976-1977

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research (Women in Cancer Research, Molecular Epidemiology Group)
  • American College of Epidemiology (Fellow)
  • American Epidemiological Society
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Chair, Steering Committee, Molecular Epidemiology Group, American Association for Cancer Research (2015-16)
  • Senior Editor, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (CEBP)
  • Editorial Board, Cancer Causes and Control

revised: 2016-09-17