Karin Rosenblatt


Dr. Rosenblatt is a cancer epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. She received her MPH degree from the University of Michigan and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in epidemiology. Her postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology was completed at the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of diseases (rates of disease) and determinants (causes/protective factors) in populations. Dr. Rosenblatt has investigated the epidemiology of gynecologic (ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and fallopian tube cancers) and other cancers, such as male and female breast, prostate, and colon cancers. She has ascertained the etiologic role of steroid contraceptives (oral and injectable), reproductive factors (including breast feeding), diet, genital powder exposure, ionizing radiation, HPV (human papilloma viruses) 16 and 18, endocrine disruptors, and cancer screening tests.

Her current research includes investigating the relationship between brominated fire retardants and cancer and the effectiveness of gynecologic cancer screening in the elderly. Dr. Rosenblatt teaches a graduate cancer epidemiology class (CHLH 502) in the Spring Semester.


Neoplasms, epidemiology, etiology

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