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Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Earl Stadtman Investigator

Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E306


Dr. Steven Moore earned his Ph.D. in Cancer Epidemiology from Yale University School of Public Health. He joined the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics as a Pre-doctoral Fellow in 2005 and became a Research Fellow in 2009. Dr. Moore was appointed as an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator in 2013. Dr. Moore’s research focuses on the role of physical activity and obesity in the development of cancer. He has received a number of awards for his work in this area, including a DCEG Fellowship Achievement Award, as well as the Karen Hornbostel Memorial Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Research Interests

Physical Activity, Obesity, and Cancer

Dr. Moore’s research focuses on the role of obesity-related factors on cancer risk, including waist circumference, sedentary behavior, and physical activity. He is exploring these questions in large population-based studies, such as the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort, and within the NCI Cohort Consortium, a group which has pooled data from nearly two million individuals. Dr. Moore seeks to establish the reduction in cancer rates that would occur if all people were more physically active, including for rare cancers and specific cancer subtypes.  

Metabolomics and Cancer

Dr. Moore is a pioneer in the field of metabolomics, which applies novel high-throughput technology to analyze small-molecule metabolites in biospecimens, like blood or urine, as a way to understand how molecular pathways may influence cancer risk. In studying the metabolomics of energy balance, he has been instrumental in uncovering biomarkers for body mass index and diet. Dr. Moore is leading studies to identify metabolites and metabolic pathways involved in breast cancer and is a lead collaborator on studies of colorectal and pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Moore is chair of DCEG Metabolomics Working Group. He is also a member of the NIH Think Tank on the Use of Metabolomics in Population-Based Research.

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Spotlight on Investigator

Read Steven Moore's profile in the Spring 2014 Linkage newsletter.