| The Department of Public Health Sciences and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute (PSHCI) of the Penn State College of Medicine is seeking applicants for fill a faculty position (tenured/tenure-eligible) to conduct research in cancer nutritional epidemiology with the intent to improve the cancer patient’s quality of life and survival outcomes. This position will have a primary appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) with membership in the Cancer Control and Population Health program within the PHSCI. The Cancer Control and Population Health program of the PSHCI conducts research on cancer etiology, energetics, tobacco use, smoking cessation, cancer disparities, end-of-life care, and patient navigation. Current externally funded research in the Population Health and Cancer Control program include: |
• Nutritional interventions for chemoprevention • Effects of the Affordable Care Act on out-of-pocket expenses • Telemedicine to support metastatic breast cancer patients • Yoga for rural cancer survivors • TCORS (Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science) • TREC Center (Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics & Cancer)
The successful applicant will have interest in both observational and interventional research on nutrition and cancer, across the cancer control continuum. That said, there are outstanding opportunities to collaborate with the investigators rooted in exercise physiology to focus on interventions and survivorship in the cancer patient.
PHS consists of three academic divisions, namely, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, and Health Services and Behavioral Research and offers a strong infrastructure in biostatistics, study design, data management, research computing, project management, and finance and administration. PHS offers four graduate programs: MS in Public Health, Master of Public Health (MPH), PhD in Biostatistics and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and are currently developing a PhD in Epidemiology.
The PSHCI consists of Penn State University; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA; Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA; and affiliated hospitals and partner organizations. The PSCI patient census is 2700 patients per year. The catchment area includes 27 counties with a population of approximately ~4 million. Nearby cities within the catchment area include Harrisburg (Pop: 50K, 40% Black, 20% Hispanic), Lancaster (Pop: 60K, 15% Black, 40% Hispanic), and Reading (Pop: 87K, 10% Black, 58% Hispanic).