Dr. Susan Olivo-Marston is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program during which time she earned a Master’s of Public Health concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2005. Dr. Olivo-Marston also earned a Ph.D. in Tumor Biology from Georgetown University in 2004 and a Master’s of Science in Cancer Biology from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2001. Dr. Olivo-Marston uses both animal models of cancer and human studies to examine how childhood exposures affect adult cancer risk. In particular, she has focused on lifestyle exposures such as diet and obesity. Currently, Dr. Olivo-Marston is conducting research on the effect of childhood obesity on colon cancer risk, focusing on how this impacts the insulin-like growth factor-1 pathway. Her hope is that by understanding how early life exposures affect cancer risk, effective preventive strategies can be developed to reduce cancer incidence related to these exposures.
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