Elizabeth Kantor, PhD, MPH

Assistant Attending Epidemiologist

Elizabeth Kantor, Assistant Attending Epidemiologist

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University of Washington

Dr. Kantor’s research centers on understanding how modifiable exposures, such as obesity, drugs, and supplements, relate to cancer risk and survival. She seeks to address these research interests through use of data from a variety of sources, including a number of epidemiologic cohorts, nationally representative surveys, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. Before moving to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Kantor completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington, and an MPH at the University of Michigan.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Kantor ED, Rehm CD, Du M, White E, Giovannucci EL. Trends in Dietary Supplement Use Among US Adults From 1999-2012. JAMA. 2016 Oct 11;316(14):1464-1474. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.14403. PubMed PMID: 27727382; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5540241.
  2. Kantor ED, Zhang X, Wu K, Signorello LB, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Use of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements in relation to risk of colorectal cancer: Results from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals follow-up study. Int J Cancer. 2016 Nov 1;139(9):1949-57. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30250. Epub 2016 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 27357024; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4990485.
  3. Kantor ED, Rehm CD, Haas JS, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL. Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012. JAMA. 2015 Nov 3;314(17):1818-31. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.13766. PubMed PMID: 26529160; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4752169.
  4. Kantor ED, Udumyan R, Signorello LB, Giovannucci EL, Montgomery S, Fall K. Adolescent body mass index and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in relation to colorectal cancer risk. Gut. 2016 Aug;65(8):1289-95. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-309007. Epub 2015 May 18. PubMed PMID: 25986947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4674372.
  5. Kantor ED, Lampe JW, Vaughan TL, Peters U, Rehm CD, White E. Association between use of specialty dietary supplements and C-reactive protein concentrations. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Dec 1;176(11):1002-13. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws186. Epub 2012 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 23139249; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3571242.


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Elizabeth Kantor discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)

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