Jessica DeHart

Jessica DeHart

PhD

Professor and Cancer Epidemiologist

Jessica Clague DeHart, PhD, MPH, is a Molecular Cancer Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at Claremont Graduate University and an Adjunct Professor at the City of Hope in Duarte, CA. Dr. DeHart completed her Bachelor’s in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of Southern California, her Masters of Public Health in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale University and her PhD in Cancer Epidemiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Houston. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at City of Hope in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics. As an Assistant Professor at the City of Hope, she developed a research program that uses data from large observational studies to design wellness intervention trials. Now at Claremont Graduate University, Dr. DeHart enjoys teaching research methods and epidemiology courses while overseeing a research team focusing on biological mechanisms underlying associations between modifiable risk factors and cancer prevention and survival. Dr. DeHart is currently the principal investigator on several grant-funded epidemiology studies as well as community-based intervention trials that investigate the impact of lifestyle factors (exercise, diet, sleep, stress, etc.) on molecular markers of cancer prevention, progression, and symptom management. Her motto, “it’s all about the M&Ms! Movement, moderation and mindfulness!”

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