Elizabeth Barry, PhD

Elizabeth Barry

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Dartmouth College CECS, MS 2003
University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD 1989
Grinnell College, BA 1983

Phone: (603) 646-5406

Professional Interests:
Dr. Barry’s research focuses on cancer epidemiology and prevention, and the mechanism of action of putative chemopreventative agents.  She is especially interested in the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin) and nutritional supplements (such as calcium, vitamin D and folate) in colorectal carcinogenesis.  Using extensive epidemiologic data and archived biospecimens from clinical trials, she is investigating how genetic and environmental factors may modify the effectiveness of some of these drugs or supplements in the prevention of colorectal adenomas.  In addition, she has recently begun a study using an untargeted high resolution metabolomics approach to investigate the mechanistic basis for aspirin’s anticancer effects.

Institutional & Center Affiliations:

The Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program

Member of Geisel Faculty Council

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