Andrew G Rundle, PhD

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Dr. Andrew Rundle's research focuses on physical activity and body weight with a primary interest in whether sedentary lifestyles and overweight/obesity are risk factors for cancer development. This work includes investigations of the determinants of physical activity and body weight, creating new methods to measure physical activity, molecular epidemiologic investigations of mechanisms through which physical activity may prevent cancer, and studies of associations between activity and cancer incidence. Dr. Rundle is also involved in a project investigating whether environmental exposures cause prostate cancer. He heads the Health & Society Scholars working group on physical activity and obesity, and is PI of an NIH-funded project on the built environment, physical activity, and body size. He teaches Environmental Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and also teaches international training workshops on Molecular Epidemiology.