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Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean of Research and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Summary

Professor Irwin's primary research interests are in the areas of energy balance and cancer prevention and prognosis. She is trained in cancer epidemiology, exercise physiology, and clinical trials. Specifically, Professor Irwin's research involves examining the effect of exercise and weight loss on adherence to adjuvant treatments, cancer biomarkers, treatment side effects and quality of life.

Speciailzed Terms: Energy balance; Cancer prevention and prognosis


Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Histologic Type; Obesity; Ovarian Neoplasms; Weight Loss; Exercise

Public Health Interests

Cancer; Women's Health

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials