Titles and Roles
- Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
- Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. McCullough is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.
Dr. McCullough earned her PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina. She obtained a Master's of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. MCullough's overarching research interest is in the life-course epidemiology of breast cancer and lymphoma, specifically the contributions of obesity and physical inactivity to the tumor epigenome and microenvironment, as well as disparities in cancer outcomes. Her research program integrates molecular epidemiology, epigenetics and other biomarkers for disease risk and progression; environmental and reproductive epidemiology; disparities research; as well as causal inference methods. The abiding goal of her research is to improve cancer outcomes among low-income and minority populations by identifying molecular targets for behavioral and therapeutic intervention.
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