Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty members’ interests include epidemiology of cancer, infectious diseases in children, diabetes, osteoporosis, eye disease, chronic diseases of aging, cardiovascular diseases, women’s health and disease prevention, as well as molecular, environmental and occupational epidemiology.

This work includes evaluating factors such as nutrition, physical activity and fitness, stress, genetic factors, pesticides, heavy metals, hormones and hand hygiene in relation to the risk of chronic and infectious diseases.

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Molecular epidemiology, cancer treatment outcomes, risk factors associated with the development of breast cancer

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Environmental and occupational epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, pesticides, air pollution, radon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phthalates

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Health economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics, decision-making in health and healthcare, health services policy and practice, and cost-benefit analysis

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Epidemiology, insulin resistance, population sciences, diabetes, cardiovascular disease

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Molecular epidemiology, nutrition, life course epidemiology, cancer, especially breast cancer, microbiome and cancer

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Evaluation of tobacco policies, cancer and tobacco surveillance, biostatistical support

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Environmental epidemiology, global health, toxic metals and child development, health effects of metal mixtures, nutrient-metal interactions, dietary predictors of toxicant exposure, gene-environment interactions

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Physical activity/functional capacity, epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease, preventive medicine, healthy aging with focus in postmenopausal women

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Chemoprevention strategies in human populations, diet and breast cancer, epidemiologic analysis of predictors of genetic mutation in adenomatous polyps, familial colon cancer registries, endometrial cancer, metabolic factors among multi-ethnic populations

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Nutritional, molecular epidemiology, diet and cancers of the reproductive organs, dietary phytoestrogen intake and genetic susceptibility to breast cancer

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Nutritional epidemiology, diet and age-related eye disease (diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration), diet and cancer (primarily breast cancer), micronutrient intake/exposure (with emphasis on vitamin D)

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Role of inflammation in ovarian cancer, radiation exposure and subsequent reproductive health indicators, environmental risk factors for breast cancer

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Environmental epidemiology, air pollution, water pollution, cancer molecular epidemiology (primarily lung cancer, breast cancer and Upper-GI cancers), gene-environment interaction, cancer survival

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Outcomes and quality of care assessment, economic evaluation of healthcare programs, comparative effectiveness research, multidisciplinary team science and stakeholder engagement, and regional care delivery in surgical oncology

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genetic epidemiology of complex traits, cancer health disparities, gene-environment interactions

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Assessing the health risks and biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and persistent halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons

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Child survival, handwashing, global health, diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory infections, infectious disease epidemiology

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Study of environmental mutagens and carcinogens, mechanism of carcinogenesis, genetic/epigenetic biomarkers of environment toxicants, tumor suppressor genes, exposure biology and exposome

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Women's health, osteoporosis, cancer, hormone therapy, menopause, hormonal variation, periodontal disease, oxidative stress