Cancer Prevention Program

Faculty

Contact information, projects, and COS profiles of Cancer Prevention faculty members can be accessed using the links below. General descriptions of Cancer Prevention projects are found on the Projects page.

Program Head: Polly A. Newcomb PhD MPH
Associate Program Heads: Alan R. Kristal DrPH, Beti Thompson PhD

Alphabetical Listing:

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Member and Director, Public Health Sciences Division
Methods for multicenter studies of women's health.
Phone: (206) 667-4699
Fax: (206) 667-4142
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Affiliate Investigator, Public Health Sciences Division
Genetics of pancreas cancer, genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, lipoprotein metabolism, public health genetics, bioethics.
Phone: (206) 543-0709
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Nutritional epidemiology and chronic disease prevention, specifically designed to improve the scientific basis for public health policy and recommendations concerning dietary intake, physical activity and intake of folic acid.
Phone: (206) 667-4793
Fax: (206) 667-5977
(1) Novel behavioral interventions (e.g. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for changing health behavior delivered at the public health level; (2) natural psychoscocial influences on health behavior over the course of the lifespan.
Phone: (206) 667-5074
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington
The social, ethical, and policy implications of genetic information, including studies of genetic counseling and the clinical utility to pharmacogenetic and other genetic tests, and the implications of genomic health care for medically underserved populations.
Phone: (206) 221-5482
Fax: (206) 685-7515
Identification and functional dissection of polymorphisms that correlate with common diseases and quantitative traits; assessing the functional impact of candidate SNPs on a variety of regulatory mechanisms, including promoter function and mRNA structure.
Phone: (206) 667-7034
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Understanding of psychosocial modifiers of behavioral and physiological mechanisms of cancer prevention and control and development of culturally appropriate interventions for reduction of cancer health disparities.
Phone: (206) 667-7806
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Washington
Older women's health. Clinical and research expertise include gerontology and healthy aging, postmenopausal hormone therapy, symptoms and symptom management, psychosocial oncology, cardiovascular nursing.
Phone: (206) 667-6814
Fax: (206) 667-4142
Professor, Dental Public Health Services, University of Washington
Vertical integration in health services, integrated health systems, impact of financial incentives on physician.
Phone: (206) 616-2923
Fax: (206) 543-3964
President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Health promotion and disease prevention; screening for cancer; epidemiology; radiation; DNA methylation.
Phone: (206) 667-1700
Fax: (206) 667-1702
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Taste and food preferences, dietary choices, studies on obesity and eating disorders, new tools for assessing quality of the total diet, nutrition and cancer prevention.
Lung cancer prevention, cancer prevention clinical trials, biomarkers of cancer risk.
Phone: (206) 386-2122
Fax: (206) 667-5964
Molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer; genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer.
Phone: (206) 667-1107
Fax: (206) 667-2917
Health communication interventions using new media for cancer prevention and control; Decision making in cancer screening; Mediators and moderators of behavior change; Obesity prevention; Health literacy and health disparity.
Phone: (206) 667-7182
Fax: (206) 667-7056
Leukemia and leukemia biology and radiation epidemiology
Phone: (206) 667-2861
Fax: (206) 667-4408
The impact of dietary and genetic factors on energy balance, and the metabolic and molecular links between obesity and associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.
Phone: (206) 667-7362
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Associate Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division
Identifying dietary risk factors for cancer and promoting healthful dietary behavior change.
Phone: (206) 667-7091
Fax: (206) 667-7850
The prevention of osteoporosis and fracture, coronary artery disease, and disability in older women.
Phone: (206) 667-6747
Fax: (206) 667-4142
Controlled dietary studies, nutrition interventions and phytochemicals.
Phone: (206) 667-6580
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Statistical methods for clinical trials, adaptive and non-parametric regression models, survival analysis.
Phone: (206) 667-6089
Fax: (206) 667-4408
Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington
Survivorship after cancer, clinical research related to stem cell transplantation, and statistical methodology for studies of diagnostic tests.
Phone: (206) 667-4374
Fax: (206) 667-6358
Phone: (206) 667-5735
Fax: (206) 667-2437
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Washington
Molecular mechanisms of prostate carcinogenesis.
Phone: (206) 667-1342
Fax: (206) 667-4663
Comparative effectiveness, health services and outcomes research
Phone: (206) 667-6670
Fax: (206) 667-6670
Senior Staff Scientist, Public Health Sciences Division
Molecular and genetic epidemiology, epigenetics and immunology.
Phone: (206) 667-5077
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Personalized dosing of medications in cancer patients; Pharmacokinetics and population pharmacokinetics; Improved medication efficacy and safety
Phone: (206) 667-1977
Fax: (206) 543-3835
Psychological interventions; nervous, endocrine and immune system interactions.
Phone: (206) 667-7924
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Behavioral science in cancer clinical trials research: quality of life outcomes
Phone: (206) 667-4604
Fax: (206) 667-4408
Nutritional epidemiology, methods to improve diet and physical activity assessment, diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance, nutritional status and cancer risk. Lifestyle factors related to breast and prostate cancer prevention and survivorship.
Phone: (206) 667-4797
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division
Practical and targeted prevention of breast and colon cancer; cancer survivorship
Phone: (206) 667-3476
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Assistant Professor of Health Services, University of Washington
Cancer prevention and control, community-based participatory research and social determinants of health.
Phone: (206) 685-8887
Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington
Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; biobehavioral cancer prevention, determinants and solutions for cancer health disparities; improving end-of-life care; community-level interventions, comparative effectiveness.
Phone: (206) 667-7042
Fax: (206) 667-7056
Genetic and molecular epidemiology, common complex diseases, nutritional prevention of cancer
Phone: (206) 667-2450
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Youth smoking research, correlated data, longitudinal projection, bias reduction in performance measures
Phone: (206) 667-2865
Fax: (206) 667-6184
Etiology and prevention of cancer, particularly colorectal and pancreas cancer; gene-environment interactions in cancer; intermediate biology in cancer; the role of plant foods in lowering cancer; the nature of carcinogenesis.
Phone: (206) 667-4683
Fax: (206) 667-7959
Research strategies and methods for disease prevention and epidemiology.
Phone: (206) 667-6756
Fax: (206) 667-4142
Comparative effectiveness analysis; cost effectiveness analysis, health economics, cancer outcomes research.
Phone: (206) 667-7846
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Assistant Professor School of Nursing, University of Washington
Breast cancer, with particular interests in cancer prevention involving nutrition, exercise, and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer.
Statistical methodology for the estimation of causal effects from observational and experimental data.
Phone: (206) 667-4767
Fax: (206) 667-4408
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Genetic epidemiology of atherosclerotic, thrombotic, and cardiovascular disease; population biology and genomics
Phone: (206) 667-2710
Fax: (206) 667-4142
Senior Staff Scientist, Public Health Sciences Division
Biomarkers of risk for cancer and other chronic diseases; laboratory support for clinical and epidemiological studies.
Phone: (206) 667-5866
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Gastrointestinal cancer prevention, including genetic and clinical predisposition, chemoprevention, and early detection.
Phone: (206) 288-2275
Fax: (206) 667-5899
Non-parametric methods for analysis of covariance in randomized clinical trials.
Phone: (206) 667-2933
Fax: (206) 667-4408
Cancer control in minority populations.
Phone: (206) 667-5114
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Cancer and health disparities; Community approaches to smoking cessation, dietary change and screening behaviors for cancer prevention.
Phone: (206) 667-4673
Fax: (206) 667-5977
Biostatistical design and methods, ethics in research, large multi-center research coordination (both centrally-managed trials and loose consortia of investigators)
Phone: (206) 667-2931
Fax: (206) 667-5964
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Cancer prevention and control in Asian populations; health services.
Phone: (206) 744-1835
Fax: (206) 744-9917
Molecular and nutritional epidemiology, folate, pharmacogenetics
Phone: (206) 667-7617
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Cancer epidemiology and prevention.
Phone: (206) 667-4685
Fax: (206) 667-5977
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