Research Departments & Organizations
Obesity Research Working Group
Extensive Research Description
I am the Medical Director of the Inpatient Medical Oncology Unit at Smilow Cancer Hospital. I see first-hand how antimicrobials are used at the end of life on our inpatient medical service. I have worked with Dr. Juthani on the inpatient service where she has provided clinical consultation to patients that I have cared for. I have seen how she has been able to integrate her investigative experience to provide optimal clinical care. Additionally, I am director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Yale Cancer Center and an assistant professor in medicine. As an assistant professor in medicine, I provide ongoing medical oncologic care to women with breast cancer one day/week. As the director of the Survivorship Program, I oversee a weekly clinic that provides comprehensive consultations to adult cancer survivors regarding medical care and lifestyle recommendations. In addition, I conduct a long-term breast cancer survivor clinic where I see women who are > 5 years from diagnosis in the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. In my work with Dr. Melinda Irwin, with whom I have collaborated with since 2010, we have completed several lifestyle intervention trials. I am now the Principal Investigator for an R01-funded study in which I am overseeing recruitment from our oncology clinics and working with the research team to conduct the intervention.