Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Director (Population Sciences), Yale Cancer Center; Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Yale Cancer Center; Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Diabetes Research Center

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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 cancer biomarkers, treatment side effects and quality of life.

Speciailzed Terms: Energy balance; Cancer prevention and prognosis

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition Study Early after Diagnosis (LEANer)

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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Contact Info

Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 428
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Chronic Disease EpidemiologyPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034