Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, is a cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on the study of diet, obesity, and insulin-resistance and risk of pancreatic, prostate and ovarian cancer. Dr. Genkinger is currently examining dietary and anthropometric factors and risk of pancreatic cancer. She has conducted ovarian and pancreatic cancer research in the Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer, a large international consortium. Her master’s and doctor of philosophy degrees in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health were conferred in 2000 and 2003, respectively. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in October 2009.
Since 2013, Dr. Genkinger has been the Center’s designated Faculty Development Investigator. Dr. Genkinger’s research interests have to been to examine how modifiable factors may impact chronic disease risk and progression; in this pursuit, she has desired to better understand the underlying etiology and mechanisms that initiate and promote disease.