Dr. Andrew Rundle’s expertise is in the study of obesity and physical activity among children and adults with a primary focus on 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.
Dr. Rundle leads the Center’s obesity research project. Dr. Rundle studies obesity-related outcomes and the effects on childhood obesity risk of prenatal and early childhood exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), phthalates, and Bisphenol-A.