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Janet Foote Ph.D

Janet  Foote Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

714 E. Van Buren Street
Campus PO Box: 245210
Building 4 - UA Phoenix Plaza Room 119B
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 827-2239
jfoote@email.arizona.edu

Biography

Since joining the University of Arizona in 1990, Janet Foote, PhD, has filled various roles in clinically-based research studies, primarily focused on cancer prevention. In 2000, after completing doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Foote moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i for post-doctoral training in nutrition and epidemiology at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai`i, working with the Multiethnic Cohort Studies and utilizing National datasets to examine dietary variety. At the end of 2004, Dr. Foote returned to Arizona (Phoenix area) and shortly after joined the faculty of The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Along with serving as MEZCOPH Phoenix Faculty, Dr. Foote is part of the Biostatistics and Study Design Support Services unit for the College of Medicine, Phoenix. She participates in a number of research teams investigating a variety of topics including health issues among homeless youth, traumatic brain injury in domestic violence, and various projects related to cancer incidence and survival. Additionally, Dr. Foote is examining issues and effects of participation in organized running events. Dr. Foote is an ideal contact for student investigators with epidemiological interests involving studies or working with collaborators in the Greater Phoenix Area (Maricopa County).

Education:

2000, PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona,

1983, BS, Nutrition Science, University of California at Davis

Publications:

Aldaham, S, Foote, JA, Chow, HHC, Hakim, IA. Smoking status effect on inflammatory markers in a randomized trial of current and former heavy smokers.(2015). International Journal of Inflammation, vol 2015, Article ID 439396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/439396

Plattner, S , McCartney,G, Thomson, C, Balderama, A,Alberts, DS, Foote, JA (2014) Healthy Children Arizona: Early Intervention for Prevention. Open Journal for Preventive Medicine,4:689-698. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojpm/

Foote, J., & Poole, C.(2013). Brief questions highlight the need for melanoma information campaigns. Journal of Cancer Education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 28(4). http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13187-013-0537-2

Murphy SP, Foote JA, Wilkens LR, Basiotis PP, Carlson A, White K, Murakami K, Haines P, and Variyam, J. A simple measure of dietary variety is associated with improved dietary quality. Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 106:425-429, 2006. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002822305021073

Languages Spoken:

English

 

Research Synopsis

Since joining the University of Arizona in 1990, Janet Foote, PhD, has filled various roles in clinically-based research studies, primarily focused on cancer prevention. In 2000, after completing doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Foote moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i for post-doctoral training in nutrition and epidemiology at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai`i, working with the Multiethnic Cohort Studies and utilizing National datasets to examine dietary variety. At the end of 2004, Dr. Foote returned to Arizona as core faculty for the UA Arizona Cancer Center's (AZCC) second location in Scottsdale, Ariz., and shortly after joined the faculty of The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition to facilitating administration of Cancer Prevention and Control studies at the Arizona Cancer Center Greater Phoenix Area site, Dr. Foote is collaborating in research designed to increase survival from ovarian cancer through adoption of healthy lifestyle dietary and physical activity behaviors, and participates in the AZCC Skin Cancer Prevention Program Project, along with numerous smaller projects typically focused on cancer prevention, detection, or education.

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