Dr. McTiernan’s research focuses on identifying ways to prevent new or recurrent
cancer with a particular focus on weight control, physical activity, and
chemoprevention. She has led several NCI-funded
grants to test weight loss and exercise effects on biomarkers of breast cancer,
colon cancer, and other cancers and diseases. She currently is funded by the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation to study long-term effects of weight loss
and exercise on breast cancer biomarkers.
Dr. McTiernan is an elected Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine,
the Obesity Society, and the American College of Epidemiology. She has served
on national and international health advisory boards and working groups including
the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the American Cancer Society, the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2008 and 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines
Advisory Committees, the World Cancer Research Fund International, and the Komen
for the Cure Scientific Advisory Council.
Dr. Duggan is a Co-Investigator and an Epidemiologist.
She has extensive experience in the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials,
and cancer prevention research.
Matthew VanDoren, Exercise Research Center (ERC) Manager, oversees and coordinates daily operations, research protocols, and administrative activities in support of the ERC.
Jude Warner is a Project Manager with Collaborative Data
Services (CDS) at Fred Hutch. She oversees and manages daily
operations for the Interviewing and Project Management Core at
Ms. Kumai is a Research Clinic Manager and a Physician Assistant with over 20 years
of experience working with study participants in cancer prevention studies.