School of Public Health

LaCroix, Andrea

Andrea Z. LaCroix

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology


Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1984
MPH Public Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, 1981
BSN Nursing, Georgetown University, 1979

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080, M3-A410
1100 Fairview Ave N
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-6747
alacroix@fhcrc.org
http://www.fhcrc.org/

Projects

Links

FHCRC: PHS Program: Cancer Prevention Program

Research Interests

Dr. LaCroix's principal research interests are in older women's health focusing specifically on prevention of osteoporosis, fractures, disability, falls, and cardiovascular disease. Areas of current emphasis include randomized trials testing the ability of several medications (thiazide diuretics, alendronate, HRT) to reduce risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and designing and evaluating state-of-the-art preventive services programs for older women in managed care settings. In addition, she is Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Research Areas 

Teaching Interests

Dr. LaCroix currently teaches EPI 589 "Epidemiologic Research of Aging Populations" offered in Winter Quarter on alternating years, and she co-teaches EPI 590I "Selected Topics: Epidemiology of Women''s Health" offered in Spring Quarter.

In The News

Walkable Neighborhoods May Not Increase Walking
Health & Place, 04/19/2013

Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer and Heart Attack Risk in Some
NYTimes, 04/11/2011