Maria Elena Martinez, PhD
Maria Elena Martinez, PhD
Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine
Reducing Cancer Disparities Program
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Diseases/Research Topics
Cancer, Cancer Disparities, Cancer prevention and control, Cancer prevention/control among ethnic minorities, Disparities, Epidemiology

My research interests relate to cancer health disparities, and cancer prevention and control. My primary discipline is epidemiology. I was part of the original leadership team for the Ella Binational Breast Cancer Study, funded by the NCI and Avon Foundation. I also have extensive experience in the field of colon cancer epidemiology, including the role of lifeestyle factors, such as obesity. Nationally, I have established a strong leadership commitment to the field of cancer disparities.