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Eva S. Schernhammer, DrPH, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Contact Info

Eva Schernhammer
Brigham And Women's Hospital
181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: 3rd Floor
Phone: 617-525-4648
Fax: 617-525-2008


Danika Barbosa
Administrative Assistant
Chronic Diseases Group
Brigham And Women's Hospital
181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-525-2279
Fax: 617-525-2008

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Epidemiology

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Research Abstract

Major research interests:

1. Circadian phase: melatonin / cortisol as biomarkers for cancer risk
2. Shift work: light exposure and cancer etiology
3. Breast cancer: biomarkers, gene-environment interactions, and prevention
4. Gastrointestinal tumors: etiology and prevention
5. Parkinsonís disease: associations with cancer etiology

My research has examined the epidemiology of a variety of cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer. I have recently become interested in studying new areas including Parkinsonís disease and its relation with cancer etiology, to further understand biological mechanisms in carcinogenesis.


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