University of Washington School of Public Health
Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
University of Washington
Reducing cancer incidence and recurrence, with particular interests in lifestyle interventions and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer
My research focuses on reducing cancer incidence and recurrence, with particular interests in lifestyle interventions and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer.
My current research projects include:
- Nutrition and physical activity intervention among women at high-risk of breast cancer. This intervention is individually tailored with the goal of bringing about a sustainable lifestyle change.
- Ancillary study focused on a novel estrogen biomarker in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). This project is the first to examine this biomarker prospectively for its link to breast cancer and will utilize the vast data collected in the WHI study.
- Feasibility study of biomarkers within cancer survivors enrolled in the LIVESTRONG YMCA exercise program. This project examines mechanistic pathways that might explain how exercise improves cancer survival. My research also investigates biologic and social factors contributing to racial differences in cancer mortality.
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2008
MPH Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2002
BS Zoology, Arizona State University, 1998