Nutrition and Cancer

The following faculty are those with an emphasis in Nutrition and Cancer. 

Martha Belury Ph.D., RD,  Carol S. Kennedy Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Study of how dietary fats target muscles and adipose tissues to impact healthy metabolism.  

Josh Bomser, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. How dietary phytochemical influence disease progression, specifically cancer.

Steve Clinton, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Diet and Nutrition in the etiology and prevention of cancer. 

Zobeida Cruz Monserrate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, understanding the molecular mechanisms of how obesity increases the risk of developing pancreatic diseases.

Thomas Mace, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Investigating the use of dietary nutritional intervention to modulate inflammation in chronic diseases and cancer.

Susan Olivo-Marston, Ph.D. MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Public Health. Epidemiologic and animal models to investigate how cancer risk is modified by lifestyle.

Tonya Orchard Ph.D. R.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Dietary components and patterns that decrease chronic inflammation; Nutritional interventions that reduce side effects of cancer treatment.

Fred Tabung, Ph.D. MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Dietary pattern modulation of the metabolome, gut microbiome and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin and immune response; in relation to cancer risk and treatment.

Jiangjiang (Chris) Zhu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  To develop technologies using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to detect and monitor human diseases.