Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH


School of Public Health

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Dr. Malecki’s translational environmental health research focuses on the examination of the combined impacts of chemical (air pollution, water pollution), physical and social stressors, and their influence on adult chronic diseases, aging and health disparities. Her research uses emerging multi-omic tools including epigenetics, transcriptomics, and the microbiome to identify interim biomarkers of exposure and response for cancer prevention and control.

Disease Focus

Breast; Colorectal; Other Gi Cancers

Research Keywords

Health Equity; Epigenetics; Obesity; Microbiome; Cancer Disparities; Environmental Exposures; Social Determinants; Neighborhoods
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