I am a Tenured Associate Professor of Population Health and Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and the Associate Director of Population Science at the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center. My overall research goal is to improve our understanding of the causes and progression of cancer in human populations. My leadership position in the Cancer Center provides me the opportunity to also promote population science of cancer, with the team of clinical and population research scientists at NYU.
With support from the NIH National Cancer Institute, I am currently investigating the relationship between the human microbiome, diet, and cancer in large multi-disciplinary prospective studies, including studies of pancreas and esophageal cancer. I am also leading international projects on the microbiome and health at NYU Abu Dhabi. I have authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, including first or senior-authored publications in Gut, Nature Genetics, JNCI, Cancer Research, and JAMA Internal Medicine. The significance of my research has been recognized by many awards and honors, including the Dean’s List for Exceptional Faculty Research, two NCI-Outstanding Research Paper Awards, the AACR-Women in Cancer Research-Leventhal Scholar Award, a Department of Defense Career Development Award, and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Award.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Director, Epidemiology Program, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
PhD from Cornell University
Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Gut : journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology. 2016 Oct 14; 67(1):120-127
JAMA oncology. 2018 Mar 01; 4(3):358-365
Cancer research. 2017 Dec 1; 77(23):6777-6787
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2013 Dec 18; 105(24):1907-1911
ISME journal. 2016 Oct; 10(10):2435-2446
Epidemiology. 2016 Mar; 27(2):291-298
Environmental health perspectives. 2016 Apr; 124(4):484-490
Human molecular genetics. 2010 Jul 01; 19(13):2739-2745