Emily White

Appointments and Affiliations

 
 
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Nutritional Sciences Degree Program
Affiliate Faculty, Appointed: 1998
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Professor, Appointed: 1995
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Program
Member, Appointed: 1995
Professional Headshot of Emily  White

Mailing Address

Box 357236
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
United States

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Washington, Epidemiology, 1982.
M.S., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 1979.
B.Sc., Brown University, Applied Mathematics, 1968.

Research Interests

My expertise is in the following areas:
Cancer prevention research
Epidemiologic methods
Dietary supplements and cancer
Etiology of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma

Memberships

American Society of Preventive Oncology
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Honors and Awards

2011-2015, Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Institute
1993, Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Public Health, University of Washington
1987-1992, First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) Award, National Cancer Institute
1981-1982, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, (ARCS)

Previous Positions

2005-2010, Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1998-1999, Interim Department Chair, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1995-1998, Associate Program Head, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
1993-2003, Graduate Program Director, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1989-1995, Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1989-1995, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
1985-1989, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1984-1989, Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
1983-1984, Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
1982-1984, Research Associate, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology

Funding

  • National Cancer Institute: Established Investigator Award - Anti-inflammatory Exposures in Cancer Prevention, Principal Investigator, $720,000, 2010 to 2015.
  • National Cancer Institute: Dietary Supplement Use, Physical Activity, Body Mass Index and Pancreatic Cancer (PI Kalte), Co-Investigator, $100,000, 2009 to 2011.
  • National Cancer Institute: Colorectal Cancer Genome-Wide Association Studies Consortium (PI Ulrike Peters), Co-Investigator, $13,000,000, 2009 to 2013.
  • National Cancer Institute: Cohort Study of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplement Use and Cancer Risk, Principal Investigator, $600,000, 2009 to 2012.
  • National Cancer Institute: Cancer Center Support Grant (Comprehensive) (PI Lee Hartwell). Institutional Planning Committee Member, $6,914,134, 2008 to 2013.
  • The CHEST Foundation/LUNGevity Foundation: The Association Between Incident Lung Cancer and Hormone Replacement Therapy in a Large Cohort (PI Chris Slatore), Mentor, $75,000, 2008 to 2010.
  • K23 Award to Maryam Asgari: NSAID Use and Chemoprevention of Cutaneous Carcinoma (Primary Mentor), 2005 to 2009.
  • National Cancer Institute: Use of Antioxidant Supplements and DNA Damage (Advisor), Contributed, 2005 to 2007.
  • American Institute for Cancer Research: Anthropometrics and Exercise Throughout Life and Prostate Cancer, $150,000, 2005 to 2007.
  • InterGenetics Incorporated: Test of InterGenetics/OncoVue Test of Breast Cancer Risk Among Older Women in a Prospective Study, $127,000, 2005 to 2011.
  • Department of Defense: NSAID Use in Prevention of Breast Cancer (Advisor), 2004 to 2007.
  • National Cancer Institute: Cancer Prevention Training - Nutrition, Exercise & Genetics, $2,458,000, 2002 to 2012.
  • Washington State (Vitamins Settlement Fund): Health Risks and Benefits of Dietary Supplements, $395,000, 2002 to 2006.
  • National Cancer Institute: Cohort Study of Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk, $4,397,000, 1999 to 2007.

 

Recent Publications

2014
Kitahara, CM, Linet MS, Brenner AV, Wang SS, Melin BS, Wang Z, Inskip PD, Freeman LBE, Braganza MZ, Carreón T et al..  2014.  Personal history of diabetes, genetic susceptibility to diabetes, and risk of brain glioma: a pooled analysis of observational studies.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 23(1):47-54. Abstract
2013
Hastert, TA, Beresford SAA, Patterson RE, Kristal AR, White E.  2013.  Adherence to WCRF/AICR Cancer Prevention Recommendations and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Kantor, ED, Ulrich CM, Owen RW, Schmezer P, Neuhouser ML, Lampe JW, Peters U, Shen DD, Vaughan TL, White E.  2013.  Specialty supplement use and biologic measures of oxidative stress and DNA damage.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Hiraki, LT, Qu C, Hutter CM, Baron J, Berndt SI, Bezieau S, Brenner H, Caan BJ, Casey G, Chang-Claude J et al..  2013.  Genetic Predictors of Circulating 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Colorectal Cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract