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Cancer Prevention

Karin B. Michels

Dr. Michels has expertise in epidemiologic methods, and epigenetic, nutritional, and cancer epidemiology. Her research focuses on women's health. 

Dr. Michels is one of the co-founders of the area of epigenetic epidemiology and has made seminal contributions to the methods used in this field. Her research addresses the role of epigenetics in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). The Michels' lab studies the impact of events during perinatal life on the establishment of the epigenome.

Barbara Berman

Barbara Berman

Dr. Barbara Berman's research focuses on tobacco prevention among high risk adolescents and young adults, low-income multi-ethnic populations, and deaf and hard of hearing youth. Berman also works on developing effective cancer prevention and control programming, with a current emphasis on breast health and breast cancer, for adult populations. These cancer prevention and control programs are also geared toward deaf and hard of hearing women and health professionals.

William J. McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy has devoted most of his 30-year career to intervention studies designed to encourage members of special populations to adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (African American adult women, low-income middle school students, low-income patients of community health centers) and to be smokefree (WIC participants, aerospace workers, Korean and South Asian immigrants, residents of homeless shelters).

Roshan Bastani

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D., is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Prevention Research. In the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, she is Director for Disparities and Community Engagement and Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control. Her leadership roles also include an 11-year term as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health.

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