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Bernard Fuemmeler, F., Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Program Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Department
    Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine
  • Phone 804-828-8892
Leadership Roles
Associate Director for Population Science, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Program co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control
Department affiliations
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine
MS, Oklahoma State University, 1998
PhD, Oklahoma State University, 2001
MPH, Harvard University, 2003
Disease focus of research

Breast, Colorectal, Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Epigenetics,Health outcomes,Obesity,Prevention/population health,Survivorship,Tobacco

Research description
My research focuses on understanding the biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that contribute to lifestyle behaviors linked to cancer. Tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcohol use, and obesity are the modifiable causes of cancer that generate the most risk. Because many of these behaviors begin earlier in life and the conditions that give rise to them are multi-factorial, my work often applies a life-course framework and incorporates multi-level methods to study them. In addition, I am interested in how our field can harness novel statistical methods and leverage digital technologies (e.g., social media, big data, mobile phones and wireless sensors) to address behavioral and social science problems.
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
Contact information