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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Shirley (Shirley A. A.) A. Beresford
Adjunct Professor and Associate Dean
Associate Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Epidemiology (primary appt.)

Research Interests:
Nutritional epidemiology; folic acid; fruit and vegetable; exercise in preventive intervention trials

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Contact Information

email:   beresfrd@u.washington.edu

address:
School of Public Health
F-358 B Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98195-7236

campus box:   357230
voice:   206-543-9512
fax:   206-543-3813
web site:   http://www.fhcrc.org/science/phs/cprp/

address:
Cancer Prevention, Arnold Building
1100 Fairview Ave N.,
PO Box 19024, Mailstop: M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

campus box:   358080
voice:   206-667-4793

Education

PhD   University of London (UK), 1981   (Epidemiology)
MA   University of Cambridge, 1974   (Mathematics)
MSc   University of Sussex (UK), 1971   (Statistics)
BA   University of London (UK), 1970

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 548
    Social Determinants of Health Research Methods

Recent Publications



Barrington WE, Beresford SA, McGregor BA, White E. Perceived Stress and Eating Behaviors by Sex, Obesity Status, and Stress Vulnerability: Findings from the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 May 12. pii: S2212-2672(14)00358-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2014.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24828150


Harris JR, Hannon PA, Beresford SA, Linnan LA, McLellan DL. Health promotion in smaller workplaces in the United States. Annu Rev Public Health. 2014 Mar 18;35:327-42. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182416. Epub 2014 Jan 2.  PMID: 24387086


Lombard KA, Beresford SA, Ornelas IJ, Topaha C, Becenti T, Thomas D, Vela JG. Healthy gardens/healthy lives: Navajo perceptions of growing food locally to prevent diabetes and cancer. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Mar;15(2):223-31. doi: 10.1177/1524839913492328. Epub 2013 Jul 12.  PMID: 23855020    PMCID: PMC3888830


Ko CW, Napolitano PG, Lee SP, Schulte SD, Ciol MA, Beresford SA. Physical Activity, Maternal Metabolic Measures, and the Incidence of Gallbladder Sludge or Stones during Pregnancy: A Randomized Trial. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 23456902


Sims ST, Kubo J, Desai M, Bea J, Beasley JM, Manson JE, Allison M, Seguin RA, Chen Z, Michael YL, Sullivan SD, Beresford S, Stefanick ML. Changes in physical activity and body composition in postmenopausal women over time. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Aug;45(8):1486-92. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31828af8bd.  PMID: 23439422    PMCID: PMC3715578


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2012
Member, thesis committee for Willa Brenowitz
The associations of social relationships with risk of incident amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment in older adults

2010
Chair, thesis committee for Kari Stricker
Obesity and the association with socioeconomic status in a cross-section of employed adults in King County, WA

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Sara Tamers
Understanding the Relationship between Worksite Social Support, Obesity, Health Care Utilization, and Worker Productivity

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

Screening Mammography and Latinas: a Multi-level Intervention
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Davis           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Increasing Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014

Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Study
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2013 - 2/28/2014

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2012 - 2/28/2013

A Prospective Study of Colorectal Cancer: One-Carbon Metabolism and Inflammation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    2/1/2012 - 1/31/2013

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    3/1/2011 - 2/29/2012

A Prospective Study of Colorectal Cancer: One-Carbon Metabolism and Inflammation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    2/1/2011 - 1/31/2012

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    2/1/2011 - 1/31/2013

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Study competing renewal resubmission
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2014

Determinants of Breast Cancer among Latinas
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    4/1/2010 - 3/31/2015

Explaining the SES/Overweight and Obesity Relationship
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    12/1/2008 - 11/30/2013

Pacific Northwest Center for National Children's Study-Grant
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
PI:   Faustman           Dates:    9/26/2008 - 9/25/2013

A Prospective Study of Colorectal Cancer: One-Carbon Metabolism and Inflammation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    12/1/2007 - 11/30/2012

Pacific Northwest Center for National Children's Study-King
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
PI:   Faustman           Dates:    9/28/2007 - 9/28/2012

A Prospective Study of Colorectal Cancer: On-Carbon Metabolism and Inflamation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    4/1/2007 - 3/31/2012

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