University of Washington School of Public Health

Andrea LaCroix - SPH Faculty Bio

Andrea LaCroix


Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080, M3-A410
1100 Fairview Ave N
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109 -1024
Tel: 206-667-6747

Research Interests

Dr. LaCroix's principal research interests are in older women's health focusing specifically on prevention of osteoporosis, fractures, disability, falls, and cardiovascular disease. Areas of current emphasis include randomized trials testing the ability of several medications (thiazide diuretics, alendronate, HRT) to reduce risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and designing and evaluating state-of-the-art preventive services programs for older women in managed care settings. In addition, she is Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page
FHCRC: PHS Program: Cancer Prevention Program


PhD   Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1984
MPH   Public Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, 1981
BSN   Nursing, Georgetown University, 1979

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