BS, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
MPH, Environmental Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
My research interests include understanding the determinants, outcomes and utilization of health services associated with cancer and other chronic diseases. Specifically, my research focuses on benign and malignant urologic conditions such as prostate cancer, urinary incontinence and benign prostatic hyperplasia. My recent projects include understanding the role obesity and diabetes play in influencing the development and detection of prostate cancer, determining what factors influence men to screen for prostate cancer, understanding the treatment decision-making process for newly diagnosed patients and understanding health behaviors and health services utilization among prostate cancer survivors. I am also interested in identifying new ways to apply epidemiologic and cross-disciplinary methods to further our understanding of these chronic conditions.