Susan T Mayne, PhD

C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Department Chair, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Research Interests

Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Neoplasms; Vitamin A; Smoking Cessation; Survivors; Nutritional Sciences; Biomarkers, Pharmacological

Public Health Interests

Biomarkers; Cancer Epidemiology; Cancer Survival; Dietary factors; Nutrition; Smoking/Tobacco Control; Sun Exposure; Vitamin A; Vitamin Supplements

Research Summary

Professor Mayne's primary research interests are in the area of nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases, and more specifically in nutrition and cancer prevention and survivorship. She is trained in nutritional biochemistry, epidemiology, and clinical trials, and has an interest in biomarkers of nutritional status. Professor Mayne's program of research has emphasized the role of dietary factors in the etiology of several major cancers. Her work involves both observational studies and intervention trials, with a particular emphasis on carotenoids. She also studies other lifestyle factors (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, tanning) and their interaction with diet and genetics in cancer risk.

Specialized Terms: Nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases; Nutrition and cancer prevention and survivorship; Cancer epidemiology and genetics

Extensive Research Description

  • Novel, Noninvasive Biomarker of Fruit and Vegetable Intake
  • Epidemiology and Genetics of Early Onset Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidemiologic Study of Esophageal/Gastric Adenocarcinoma (Barrett’s Esophagus and Adenocarcinoma International Consortium)

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Susan T Mayne, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 436

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034