Research Areas

Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD
Chair, Professor & Distinguished Scholar
Nutritional and molecular epidemiology. Current research interests include body composition (obesity, sarcopenia and osteopenia) in relation to aging, chronic disease and disability, and nutritional, hormonal and inflammatory biomarkers in the molecular epidemiology of breast cancer.

Kathy Baumgartner, PhD
Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Breast cancer and gaining a better understanding of the relationship of risk and prognosis with ethnicity, obesity, diet, physical activity, genetic susceptibility and admixture, and quality of life

Stephanie Boone, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
As a Cancer Epidemiologist, her broad research interests include determinants of health disparities along the cancer continuum (screening, early detection, risk, survival, and survivorship).  

Natalie C. DuPré, ScD, MS
Assistant Professor
The role of environmental factors and their biological mechanisms that influence carcinogenesis and cancer progression in humans by combining expertise across cancer, environmental and molecular epidemiology 

Frank Groves, MPH, MD
Associate Professor
Cancer epidemiologist, principal research focus is on the etiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L.), emphasizing such risk factors as socioeconomic status, birthweight, family structure and housing characteristics.

Kira Taylor, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Genetic and environmental influences & their interaction on cardiovascular disease and reproductive traits, gene-environment interactions, women's health, examination of genetic influences across populations

Anne B. Wallis, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Maternal and infant health, maternal death, neonatal death, the social position and health of women, societal-level influences on health, how we can use policy and science to remedy health disparities

Qunwei, Zhang, MD, MPH, PhD
Health effects of environmental/occupational agents; Toxicity and genotoxicity of nanoparticles

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