We use epidemiologic research designs to identify risk factors for breast cancer. We conduct survey research, intervention studies and laboratory assessments on blood, urine and breast milk.
Dr. Sturgeon’s research primarily focuses on the epidemiology of hormonally related cancers, including breast and endometrial cancer. Her research portfolio includes studies on the effects of pomegranate juice on hormonal markers of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women; the role of melatonin in the etiology of breast cancer; and the discovery of epigenetic markers of breast cancer risk. She is also interested in the potential role of serum markers of immune function and melanoma risk.
Learn more at: www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/susan-r-sturgeon
- BS University of Connecticut, 1978
- MPH, Yale University, 1982
- Dr.PH, Columbia University, 1992