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  • Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, Nutritional Sciences
    Mentors: Drs. Shirley Beresford and Wendy Barrington

    Third year BCPT fellow in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, and a PhD Candidate in Nutritional Sciences. Sepideh's current research focuses on the effect of stress on obesogenic dietary behaviors and consequently weight gain among Hispanic and Caucasian women. She hopes the results can inform an intervention study with the focus of stress reduction and lowering soft drink and fast food consumption among the populations with higher chronic stress. Sepideh works with Dr. Deborah Bowen, at UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to correlate accelerometer data and self-report physical activity among Hispanic and Caucasian women using SESO data, and possibly build a predictive model using triangulation method. Sepideh is involved in another project with Dr. Wendy Barrington, at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to correlate cortisol with perceived stress using SESO data. Sepideh is interested in the field of nutrition and public health with the goal of improving population health with a focus on women and children.


Pre-doctoral Affiliate Fellows

Post-doctoral Affiliate Fellows

  • Fayth Miles, Cancer Prevention

    Fayth's research focuses on understanding how environmental factors along with genetic changes affect biological pathways related to metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress, ultimately influencing cancer risk or outcomes. Working with Dr. Johanna Lampe, at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, she will be involved in analysis of high dimensional data from an intervention study examining the effects of lignans on expression of genes associated with colon cancer, integrating the contributions of the gut microbiome. She will also work with Dr. Marian Neuhouser on analysis of metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). Fayth recently discovered that dietary factors, such as red meat and added sugars, significantly impact survival among patients with cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract. She will continue collaborations with investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles to identify the contributions of similar pro-inflammatory dietary factors and genetic polymorphisms associated with innate immunity to prostate cancer risk, using data from the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial.

  • Dianne Latterman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Dianne's independent research at VAPSHCS/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, involves the neuroscience of nutrition and behavior as they related to metabolism and obesity. As an affiliate she is working with Dr. Ceballos' SANA-II project, learning about content and delivery of community education materials.

  • John Scheel, Health Services

    John's current research at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, includes working in Uganda to assess women's knowledge and experiences with early breast cancer detection practices and barriers to participating in these practices.


  • Catherine Alfano
  • Samantha Artherholt
  • Mateo Banegas
  • Wendy Barrington
  • Kristin Berry
  • Lisa Cadmus
  • Stephanie Whisnant Cash
  • Rachel Ceballos
  • Nadine Chan
  • Roxanna Chen
  • John Choe
  • James Cross
  • Julie Culver
  • Emily Dolan
  • Katharine Gries
  • Margaret Hannon
  • Julie Harris
  • Theresa Hastert
  • Nora Henrikson
  • Tracy Hilliard
  • Deanna Kepka
  • Anne Kirchhoff
  • Sarah Knerr
  • Jennifer Livaudais
  • Javiera Martinez
  • India Ornelas
  • Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
  • Yamile Molina, Health Services
  • Abby Rosenberg, Epidemiology
  • John Scoggins
  • Sara Tamers
  • Silvia Tejeda
  • Olivia Thompson
  • Steve Zeliadt