Heather Nelson

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health
Program Leader, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)
MPC Primary Research Areas

My research program encompasses environmental exposures and genetic traits that increase cancer susceptibility and impact patient outcomes. Our current work is focused on understanding the role of inter-individual differences in immunity, as well as viral exposures, in cancer epidemiology. In addition, I am a co-leader of the Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship program in the Masonic Cancer Center.