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Brenda Cartmel, PhD

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Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)



Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)


Dr. Cartmel's primary research interests are in the area of cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Dr. Cartmel is Co-Leader for the 'Personalized Intervention Program: Tobacco Treatment for Lung Cancer Screening Patients (PIP), one of four projects which are part of the Yale Lung SPORE (PI: Dr. Roy Herbst). In addition to this study, Dr. Cartmel is involved in several diet and exercise intervention studies in cancer survivors (Melinda Irwin Ph.D. and Tara Sanft, M.D. PIs). She is also participating in a nationwide longitudinal quality of life study in cancer survivors in which she is studying communication of health information to long-term cancer survivors. Other interests include the use of a novel noninvasive assessment method of skin carotenoids and skin cancer etiology and prevention, including work on tanning addiction.


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Education & Training

University of Wales College of Medicine (1984)



Smoking Cessation

Tanning Addiction

Diet and exercise in cancer survivors

Long-term cancer survivorship

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Carcinoma; Chronic Disease; Disease-Free Survival; Epidemiology; Nutrition Disorders; Nutritional Sciences; Ovarian Neoplasms; Stress, Psychological; Tanning

Research at a Glance

Yale Co-Authors

Frequent collaborators of Brenda Cartmel's published research.




Clinical Trials

Current Trials

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Mailing Address

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

United States


  • 55 Church Street

    Academic Office

    Ste Suite 801

    New Haven, CT 06510