Heather Hammond Nelson, PhD, MPH
Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
Program Leader - SPECS, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)
PhD, Cancer Biology, Harvard University
MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
BA, Hamline University
My research program encompasses environmental exposures and genetic traits that increase cancer susceptibility and impact patient outcomes. Our current work is focused on understanding the role of inter-individual differences in immunity, as well as viral exposures, in cancer epidemiology. In addition, I am a co-leader of the Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship program in the Masonic Cancer Center.
Cancer, genetics, epigenetics, environment, immunity.