Susan T. Mayne named to C.-E.A. Winslow endowed post
Susan T. Mayne, the newly designated C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, studies lifestyle determinants of human cancer risk, with an emphasis on nutritional factors.
She is head of the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, which includes 28 faculty members. She also is associate director of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is responsible for the Population Sciences Division.
Mayne’s research has emphasized the role of dietary factors in the etiology of several major cancers. She also studies other lifestyle factors (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, and tanning) and their interaction with genetics in cancer risk. She has authored or co-authored over 150 articles and book chapters.
Mayne, who earned her doctorate from Cornell University, has led the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program for 17 years to record-high levels of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and productivity. She developed the Yale-National Cancer Institute partnership, which gives faculty and students access to important national cohort studies for research, as well as a NIH-funded training program in cancer epidemiology and genetics (entering its ninth year). She has received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Yale School of Public Health.
A member of several editorial boards, Mayne is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.