Projects focus on better understanding the factors related to
the causation of cancer. For example, a study of African American
families with a history of breast cancer will add to our
understanding of the genetics of this disease and potentially lead
to preventive measures.
Researchers are examining physiological and psychological
measures of stress in police officers to evaluate potential
associations of these measures with early signs of cardiovascular
and metabolic disease.
Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating
disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal
disease, a major source of death of infants and children in
developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, principal investigator of UB’s
Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, discusses the
significance of the WHI, one of the longest and most comprehensive
studies ever done on postmenopausal women.