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Catherine L. Carpenter Ph.D., M.P.H.
Catherine L. Carpenter Ph.D., M.P.H.


Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Public Health
Member, JCCC Community

Contact Information:

(310) 825-3574
(310) 567-8614

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Catherine Carpenter is interested in the prevention of breast and lung cancer through lifestyle intervention.  Most notably, she has participated in population case-control studies of lung cancer and breast cancer in postmenopausal women during her doctoral and postdoctoral training.  Over the last several years, Carpenter has conducted studies of weight loss resulting from diet and exercise intervention and of protective changes observed in the breast microenvironment among obese postmenopausal women. 

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Carpenter CL, Wong AM, Li Z, Noble EP, Heber D. Association of dopamine D2 receptor and leptin receptor genes with clinically severe obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Sep;21(9):E467-73. doi: 10.1002/oby.20202. Epub 2013 May 13.

Carpenter CL, Duvall K, Jardack P, Li L, Henning SM, Li Z, Heber D. Weight loss reduces breast ductal fluid estrogens in obese postmenopausal women: a single arm intervention pilot study. Nutr J. 2012 Dec 5;11:102. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-102.

Carpenter CL, Ross RK, Paganini-Hill A, Bernstein L. Effect of family history, obesity and exercise on breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. Int J Cancer. 2003 Aug 10;106(1):96-102.

Carpenter CL, Jarvik ME, Morgenstern H, McCarthy WJ, London SJ. Mentholated cigarette smoking and lung-cancer risk. Ann Epidemiol. 1999 Feb;9(2):114-20.

Carpenter CL, Ross RK, Paganini-Hill A, Bernstein L. Lifetime exercise activity and breast cancer risk among post-menopausal women. Br J Cancer. 1999 Aug;80(11):1852-8.