Cancer Prevention and Control Trainee
Department: Nutrition Sciences
Primary Mentor: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D.
Dr. Blair received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. While her predoctoral research involved cancer etiology and survivorship in both child and adult populations, her postdoctoral research focuses on cancer survivorship. Her primary research interests include identifying late effects of cancer and its treatment, identifying those most at risk for late effects, and designing and implementing interventions to prevent, delay, or mitigate these adverse effects with the goal of improving the health related quality of life and ultimately, progression-free and overall survival.
Dissertation Title: A pilot study to evaluate the effects of purple grape juice on the vascular health of childhood cancer survivors
Selected Conferences Attended
- Third North American Congress of Epidemiology (June 2011, Montreal, Canada). Poster Presentation: A pilot study to evaluate the effects of purple grape juice on the vascular health of childhood cancer survivors.
- Integrative Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Symposium (July 2008, Lyon, France) Oral Presentation: Pre-pregnancy weight, rate of gestational weight gain and risk of infant leukemia.
- Blair CK, Cerhan JR, Folsom AF, Ross JA. Anthropometric characteristics and risk of multiple myeloma. Epidemiology,2005; 16(5): 691-694. PMID: 16135948.
- Blair CK, Sweeney C, Anderson KE, Folsom AF. NSAID use and survival after breast cancer diagnosis in post-menopausal women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2007; 101(2): 191-197. PMID: 16823508.
- Blair CK, Roesler M, Xie Y, Gamis A, Olshan F, Heerema N, Robison L, Ross JA. Vitamin supplement use among children with Down syndrome and risk of leukemia: A Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.2008; 22(3): 288-295. PMID: 18426524.
- Ross JA, Blair CK, Cerhan JR, Soler JT, Hirsch BA, Roesler MA, Higgins RR, Nguyen PL. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and acetaminophen use and risk of adult myeloid leukemia. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 2011; 20(8): 1741-1750.PMID: 21715605.