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Andrew G. Rundle

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

and:
Co-Director, Obesity Prevention Initiative

Biography:
Dr. Andrew Rundle's research focuses on physical activity and body weight with a primary interest in whether sedentary lifestyles and overweight/obesity are risk factors for cancer development. This work includes investigations of the determinants of physical activity and body weight, creating new methods to measure physical activity, molecular epidemiologic investigations of mechanisms through which physical activity may prevent cancer, and studies of associations between activity and cancer incidence. Dr. Rundle also is involved in a project investigating whether environmental exposures cause prostate cancer. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the Mailman School, which include the Environmental Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology courses, he lectures at the School of Social Work and teaches epidemiology to journalism students at NYU. Dr. Rundle also is involved with IARC's international training workshops on Molecular Epidemiology.

Education & Training:

    DrPH, 2000, Columbia University

    MPH, 1994, Columbia University

    BS, 1991, SUNY

Affiliation(s):

Mailman School Affiliations:

  • Member, Columbia Center for Children

University Affiliations:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars  
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy  
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Additional Affiliations:

Honors and Awards:
  • Environmental Sciences Award for Academic Excellence, Columbia School of Public Health, 1994
  • National Cancer Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia School of Public Health, 1996
  • New Investigator Workshop Award, American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Environmental Health Sciences Award for Academic Excellence, Mailman School of Public Health, 2000
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Health Disparities Scholar
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