Leslie K. Dennis, PhD, MS, joins the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as professor of epidemiology. Prior to joining the college, she was an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health from 1999 to 2011.
Dr. Dennis' research focus is on melanoma and prostate cancer etiology and prevention as related to environmental risk factors. She has used tools such as mailed questionnaires, telephone interviews along with molecular analyses of trace elements and sexually transmitted infections to conduct this research. She also has expertise in conducting meta-analyses as related to risk factors for cancer. Dr. Dennis is a reviewer for several cancer and epidemiological journals. For the past five years she has served as a grant reviewer for National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society including chairing the Clinical Research, Cancer Control and Epidemiology Peer Review Committee for the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Dennis received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 1993, and her MS in Biometrics in 1988 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.