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Works-in-Progress Seminar

March 23rd, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Brantley and Wang headshots

Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series

Join us for the epidemiology department’s second works-in-progress seminar of the academic year. Held two to three times a year, these seminars give talented young investigators the opportunity to present new and emerging work in a shorter format. This time we are featuring:

Premenopausal Cancer Risk Prediction Using Consortium Data

Kristen Brantley, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


The Gut Microbiome Modulates Body Weight Response to Physical Activity

Kai Wang, MD, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Short bios:

Kristen Brantley is a first-year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Kristen conducts research to determine etiological underpinnings of breast cancer through risk prediction modeling and use of biomarker data. She is mentored by Dr. Heather Eliassen, who was also her PhD mentor. Kristen defended her dissertation in June 2021 at HSPH, presenting primarily on the association between metabolites and metabolite pathways and breast cancer risk.

Kai Wang is a Research Associate in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Wang’s research has focused on investigating gut microbial signatures that are involved in the crosstalk of host with diet and lifestyle for body weight management and colorectal cancer prevention. He is also interested in revealing novel preventive strategies for colorectal cancer on top of endoscopic screening and identifying tailored strategies for colorectal cancer prevention based on individuals’ risk profile.


Date: March 23rd, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


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