Population Sciences

Making healty choices in terms of diet and exercise may help prevent the development of cancer

Population Sciences explores methods to control the risks associated with the development of cancer, by studying the impact of certain beahviors over others (such as the impact of diet and exercise) as well as the effectiveness of early detection.

Bhramar Mukherjee, Ph.D., is the associate director for population science research.

Population Sciences has two sub-fields of inquiry:

  • Biomedical Prevention
    (Celeste) Leigh Pearce, Ph.D., co-director
    TBD, co-director

    The Biomedical Prevention Program is organ focused, supporting vertically integrated research projects consisting of population and clinical epidemiology; risk assessment and education; interventions with pharmacology, behavioral, nutritional and educational tools; new biostatistical methodologies to study population clusters and surrogate endpoints, and outcomes assessment.

  • Socio-Behavioral
    Lawrence An, M.D.co-director
    Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., co-director

    The Socio-Behavioral Program was organized in 1996 to develop the social, behavioral and policy aspects of cancer prevention and control within the UMCCC. In its eighteenth year, the Cancer Care Delivery Program has 34 members from 15 departments in five schools: Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Literature, Science and Arts, as well as the Institute for Social Research.

    The Cancer Care Delivery Program focuses on four thematic areas:

      (1) Health Communications,
      (2) Health Services Research,
      (3) Quality of Life, and
      (4) Tobacco Control.

    Investigators from these thematic areas interact with investigators from other thematic areas, both within and outside of the Cancer Care Delivery Program.

Updated 03.2016

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