Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH

Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Identifying the modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for cancer as well as the at-risk groups for these factors; utilizing epidemiologic methods to understand the interactions between behavioral and biologic determinants of adverse cancer outcomes; and contributing to the translation of epidemiological findings into behavioral interventions at the individual and population level.


  • 2003: MPH, epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
  • 2006: PhD, epidemiology, University of South Carolina, Columbia


  • 2006 - 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, social epidemiology, Harvard University, Boston

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