Marian L. Neuhouser
Ph.D., University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences, 1996.
B.S., University of California, Davis, Nutrition, 1980.
My research focus is diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance and cancer risk. My research projects include both observational and intervention studies. In addition, part of my research focus is on methodological research to improve methods of diet and physical activity assessment and the extent to which biological markers can improve upon measures of self-report. Current projects include a randomized cross-over feeding study of low and high glycemic load diets and their effect on cancer suseptibility biomarkers. A subset of the feeding study subjects participate in a postprandial study to test the effects of the study diets on metabolic parameters throughout the day. Both of these studies are part of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC). In the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) we are investigating metabolic biomarkers and insulin resistance in relation to prostate cancer risk. In a multi-site cohort of breast cancer suvivors (the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle Study), we are examining the role of vitamin D and breast cancer progression and prognosis.
Reading, Writing, Speaking
Portuguese: Fluent, Fluent, Fluent
French: Functional, Basic, Basic
Spanish: Basic, Basic, Basic
American Association for Cancer Research
American Dietetic Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Honors and Awards
1999, JACN Best Scientific Paper Award, The American College of Nutrition, Folate and Neural Tube Defects
Urinary cadmium and estimated dietary cadmium in the Women's Health Initiative.. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology.. 2015.
Obesity and Prostate Cancer Risk According to Tumor TMPRSS2:ERG Gene Fusion Status.. American journal of epidemiology. 181(9):706-13.. 2015.
Chocolate-candy consumption and 3-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women.. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 23(3):677-83.. 2015.
The Dietary Patterns Methods Project: synthesis of findings across cohorts and relevance to dietary guidance.. The Journal of nutrition. 145(3):393-402.. 2015.
Red blood cell folate and plasma folate are not associated with risk of incident colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Initiative observational study.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2015.
Genetic variation predicts serum lycopene concentrations in a multiethnic population of postmenopausal women.. The Journal of nutrition. 145(2):187-92.. 2015.
Pooled results from 5 validation studies of dietary self-report instruments using recovery biomarkers for potassium and sodium intake.. American journal of epidemiology. 181(7):473-87.. 2015.
Long-chain ω-3 fatty acid intake and endometrial cancer risk in the Women's Health Initiative.. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 101(4):824-34.. 2015.
Biomarkers of One-Carbon Metabolism Are Associated with Biomarkers of Inflammation in Women.. The Journal of nutrition.. 2014.
Dietary Cadmium Exposure and Risk of Breast, Endometrial, and Ovarian Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative.. Environmental health perspectives.. 2014.
Estimated intake of vitamin D and its interaction with vitamin A on lung cancer risk among smokers.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2014.
Associations of long-chain ω-3 fatty acids and fish intake with endometrial cancer risk in the VITamins And Lifestyle cohort.. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 99(3):599-608.. 2014.
Pooled Results From 5 Validation Studies of Dietary Self-Report Instruments Using Recovery Biomarkers for Energy and Protein Intake.. American journal of epidemiology.. 2014.
Better postdiagnosis diet quality is associated with less cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors.. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice.. 2014.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines, Cancer Risk, and Mortality in the Women's Health Initiative.. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.). 7(1):42-53.. 2014.
Statin Drug Use Is Not Associated with Prostate Cancer Risk in Men who are Regularly Screened.. The Journal of urology.. 2014.
Urinary Levels of Melatonin and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer: Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology.. 2014.
Better postdiagnosis diet quality is associated with reduced risk of death among postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology.. 2014.
Biomarker-calibrated protein intake and bone health in the Women's Health Initiative clinical trials and observational study.. The American journal of clinical nutrition.. 2014.