School of Public Health

Neuhouser, Marian

Marian L. Neuhouser

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Prevention Program Head, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


PhD Nutritional Science, University of Washington, 1996
BSc Community Nutrition, University of California (Davis), 1980

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Office M4-B402
Box 358080
Cancer Prevention Program
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-4797

Dr. Neuhouser received her BS in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis and completed graduate work culminating with the PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington in 1996. She previously worked with the USDA's Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). She also worked in a squatter settlement in Recife, Brazil on a variety of nutrition-related health promotion programs including breastfeeding promotion, healthy mom-healthy baby projects and community gardens. Dr. Neuhouser is currently Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several NIH-funded grants and contracts. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and a dozen book chapters related to dietary assessment methods, diet and health and cancer prevention. Dr. Neuhouser is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Preventive Oncology and the American Society for Nutrition. She is an elected

Research Interests

My overall goals are to investigate the role of lifestyle factors, including diet, physical activity and energy balance, in the etiology and prevention of cancer. To meet these goals, my research portfolio includes a variety of observational and intervention studies focused on: 1) improving methods for dietary and physical activity assessment; 2) understanding the extent to which diet and physical activity patterns influence intermediate endpoints or biomarkers that may be on the causal pathway to cancer and; 3) investigating whether adoption or maintenance of specific lifestyle habits will decrease risk of cancer incidence, cancer recurrence or cancer-specific mortality. I focus particularly on breast and prostate cancer.

In The News

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UW School of Public Health News, 10/02/2017

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