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Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD

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

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268L Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8001
Phone: 716-829-5375
Fax: 716-829-2979

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Research Interests: molecular epidemiology, nutrition, cancer, especially breast cancer


Dr. Freudenheim received a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and an MS 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. Dr. Freudenheim became Interim Chair of the Department in 2003 and was Chair from 2006 until June 2013. She returned as Interim Chair in July 2014. Freudenheim is also Adjunct Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Affiliated Scientist, Research Institute on Addictions. Her research focuses on breast cancer epidemiology including an examination of breast tumor characteristics and of factors related to disparities in breast cancer.

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

Senior Editor, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention (CEBP)

Editorial Board, Cancer Causes and Control

revised: 2014.07.23