2022 Keynote Speaker
Shaneda Warren Anderson, MS, PhD
Dr. Warren Andersen is an Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a cancer epidemiologist, she is interested in how social determinants, modifiable risk factors, and genetic variants work in concert to influence cancer risk. Dr. Warren Andersen’s research interests build upon her previous training. She received her B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center R25 Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (MAGEC) training program.
Dr. Warren Andersen’s research program uses molecular and genetic epidemiologic methods to identify risk factors for cancer. She is currently funded by a R00 Pathway to Independence Career Development Award to determine the relations between circulating vitamin D biomarkers, genetic variants, and colorectal cancer tumor characteristics using a trans-ethnic approach. In addition, Dr. Warren Andersen’s research program investigates how the associations between modifiable risk factors and colorectal cancer vary across populations, and how to best apply precision medicine to reduce cancer risk.