Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Niess-Gain Professor

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Program
Cancer Biology Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program

  • 314-454-7939

  • 314-454-7941

  • 2006 Kingshighway Building


  • breast cancer, cancer, genetic epidemiology, hormones, obesity, obesity and malnutrition

  • Causes and prevention of chronic disease, particularly among women

Research Abstract:

Dr. Colditz has a longstanding interest in the causes and prevention of chronic disease, particularly among women, he has evaluated numerous lifestyle factors including exogenous hormones and breast cancer risk and the development of statistical models to predict cancer risk for individuals. Other areas of his expertise include tobacco and obesity in relation to cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Colditz leads a collaborative epidemiologic study of multiple myeloma and is funded by NCI to address cancer disparities in the St Louis region. Other ongoing research focuses on markers that predict progression from premalignant to malignant disease, populaton strategies to reduce cancer incidence. Economic consequences of chronic diseases and the potential for prevention is being addressed through development of web-based tools for health risk assessment and linkage to clinical and worksite applications.

Selected Publications:

Greaney ML, Quintiliani LM, Warner ET, King KK, Emmons KM, Colditz GA, Glasgow RE, Bennett G. Weight Management Among Patients at Community Health Centers: The “Be Fit Be Well” Study. Obesity and Weight Management 2009;D:10.1089/obe.2009.0507.

Colditz GA, Taylor PR. Prevention Trials: their Place in How We Understand the Value of Prevention Strategies*.Annu Rev. Public Health 2010 31:3.1-3.16.

Cook NR, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Colditz GA. Mammographic Screening and risk Factors for Breast Cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2009 170 (11):1422-1432.

Arnold LD, Patel AV, Yan Y, Jacobs EJ, Thun MJ, Calle EE, Colditz GA. Are Racial Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer Explained by Smoking and Overweight/Obesity? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 (9):2397-405.

Wei EK, Colditz GA, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Rosner BA. Cumulative Risk of Colon Cancer up to Age 70 Years by Risk Factor Status Using Data From the Nurses` Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 170(7):863-72.

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