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Elizabeth Kantor, PhD, MPH

Assistant Attending Epidemiologist

Elizabeth Kantor, Assistant Attending Epidemiologist

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University of Washington

Dr. Elizabeth Kantor’s research centers on understanding how modifiable exposures, such as obesity, drugs, and supplements, relate to cancer risk and survival. Much of Elizabeth’s work has been focused on chemoprevention and understanding the mechanisms by which supplements and drugs may reduce cancer risk.  Elizabeth seeks to address these research questions through use of questionnaire data and biomarker data from a variety of data sources, including a number of epidemiologic cohorts and nationally representative surveys. Before moving to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Elizabeth completed a post-doc 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.