Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Toriola is a molecular cancer epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery. He trained as a Physician and afterwards had further training in public health and epidemiology, with emphasis on cancer epidemiology and prevention. His research focuses on the utility of bio-markers to elucidate the associations of inflammation, energetics, and hormones with cancer risk and mortality. His studies have demonstrated the robustness of combining inflammatory bio-markers into a score to improve their ability to predict cancer risk and mortality.
Dr. Toriola also investigates modifiable factors associated with mammographic density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer, and how these factors can be modified to reduce breast cancer development in premenopausal women. He has taken leading roles in studies conducted within large cohorts such as the Women’s’ Health Initiative Observational Study, Finnish Maternity Cohort, and Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial.
Dr. Toriola serves as the deputy co-director for the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences.