Zeinab Farhat, Ph.D., M.P.H., joined the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) as a Cancer Prevention Fellow in 2020. Dr. Farhat received her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, New York, with a concentration in cancer epidemiology. Her research focuses on cancer prevention through the study of dietary and other modifiable lifestyle factors and uses biomarkers to reveal potential underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis. In the long-term, Dr. Farhat aims to extend her research on lifestyle factors to cancer survival, with a focus on the role of diet in the prognosis of cancer.
Dr. Farhat investigates modifiable risk factors, particularly diet, for colorectal cancer using an integrated omics approach to better understand the impact of human and microbial metabolism on diet-cancer associations under the mentorship of Erikka Loftfield, Ph.D., M.P.H., Earl Stadtman Investigator.