Alicia Tuyn, MBA
The overall goal of the Population Sciences Program is to decrease cancer morbidity and mortality through the identification of exposures and genetic factors that affect cancer risk and prognosis, and to develop primary, secondary and tertiary cancer prevention interventions. The Program seeks to translate basic and clinical science findings, applying them to human populations. Because underserved populations bear a disproportionate share of cancer morbidity and mortality, we also investigate sources of cancer health disparities; access to screening and care, and biologic, genetic and lifestyle factors, including diet, tobacco and other environmental exposures.
To address these goals, our research is focused on four themes, each with research that spans the cancer continuum from etiology to treatment outcomes. These include: 1) Nutrition and Chemoprevention; 2) Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Risk and Prognosis; 3) Cancer Health Disparities; and 4) Tobacco Epidemiology and Translation into Policy.