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Caryn E Peterson, PhD, MS

Research Assistant Professor

Curriculum Director, UIC's Cancer Education and Career Development Program

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Contact

Building & Room:

888 SPHPI

Address:

1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-3648

CV Download:

Caryn Peterson CV

About

I have expertise in cancer and infectious disease epidemiology. My research focuses on the determinants of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer outcomes, including cervical, ovarian, and head & neck cancers, as well as in Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Recently, I expanded my research to go beyond individual-level to multilevel analyses. I also have experience developing mixed-methods survey instruments.

Selected Publications

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography.

Professional Leadership

Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute (Class of 2017), Society of Behavioral Medicine

Leadership Council for the American Society for Preventive Oncology's Cancer Disparities Special Interest Group , American Society for Preventive Oncology

Education

PhD, Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Dissertation: “The Survival Disparity in Black and White Women with Ovarian Cancer: The Role of Mediators and Neighborhood Context”

MS, Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Thesis: “The Role of Folate and Carotenoids in the Persistence of Human Papillomavirus Infection: A Nutritional Index”

B.A., Philosophy and Fiction Writing
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Areas of Concentration: Medical Ethics (Department of Philosophy) and Fiction Writing (Department of English)
Senior Thesis: “Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide”