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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia Faculty Named Science Analyst at American Institute for Cancer Research

Dr. Christine L. Sardo Molmenti, has been named Science Analyst at the American Institute for Cancer Research. The Institute funds and analyzes the science that investigates links between weight, diet, activity and lifestyle and cancer risk. Molmenti is a cancer epidemiologist at the Mailman School of Public Health where she is completing a National Cancer Institute R25T postdoctoral fellowship.

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[Photo: Dr. Christine L. Sardo Molmenti]

Dr. Molmenti’s research focuses on the effects of fruit phenolics, inflammation, and sedentary behavior on colorectal neoplasia and obesity. She has worked extensively with the public in the area of nutrition education and cancer prevention. She has been part of the Canyon Ranch family for several years where she served as partnerships and policies director at Canyon Ranch Institute and as a clinical nutritionist providing guidance to guests on weight loss, diabetes management, cancer prevention and eating for optimum health.

Dr. Molmenti has authored and co-authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed publications, including Cancer, Causes and Control, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Seminars in Cancer Biology, Clinical Cancer Research, Nutrition and Cancer, and Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.

In addition to developing educational seminars, articles, and videos to improve health literacy, Dr. Molmenti has taught cancer prevention and survivorship seminars and led educational sessions in the U.S. and globally. She completed a National Institutes of Health Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Clinical Research and is a registered dietitian.