Kristin Anderson
Office Address:
Mayo Building, A301
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Kristin Anderson, PhD, MPH

Professor Emerita, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)


PhD, Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
BS, Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


I am an expert in the causes of adult cancer, particularly pancreatic cancer. My epidemiological studies include investigations of the effects of carcinogens from meat, tobacco, HPV, and other exposures. I have also designed studies of tobacco-specific biomarkers for environmental tobacco smoke.


Cancer, aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, food & nutrition, molecular-epidemiology, biomarkers, heterocyclic amines, aspirin, prevention, etiology.

Awards and Recognition

  • Member, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota 
  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Excellence in Advising Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Delta Omega, Honorary Public Health Society

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Public Health Association

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