Jo L. Freudenheim

PhD

Jo L. Freudenheim

PhD

Jo L. Freudenheim

PhD

Research Topics

Most of Jo Freudenheim's research has focused on cancer epidemiology, using epidemiologic tools to understand carcinogenesis at the population, individual, tissue and molecular levels in order to better prevent and control the disease. With a background in clinical nutrition, she has worked extensively on understanding diet and dietary patterns in relation to risk of disease and to disease prognosis. Recent work includes a study in Western New York as well as one with collaborators at the University of Puerto Rico to study breast cancer among Puerto Rican women. The latter study is focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms for the increases in incidence seen there. In addition, Freudenheim has a longstanding interest in life course epidemiology, examining the role of exposures in early life on adult chronic diseases including cancer. The work in Puerto Rico includes an examination of early life diet and physical activity in breast cancer risk. With collaborators at The Ohio State University, she is also involved in a study of the biology of healthy breast tissues using tissues collected from reduction mammoplasties. Finally, she is also doing research comparing effects of electronic cigarettes and cigarettes to never use of both among healthy young people.

Contact Information

270D Farber Hall

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5375

Fax: (716) 829-2979

jfreuden@buffalo.edu