Hannah Arem, PhD

Hannah Arem is a post-doctoral fellow in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. During her doctoral studies, Hannah worked with Dr. Melinda Irwin at Yale School of Public Health on physical activity interventions among breast cancer survivors. Her current research focuses on physical activity and health outcomes with mentor Dr. Chuck Matthews. Some of her recent projects include associations of both pre- and post-diagnosis lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical activity and sedentary time with both all cause and cancer specific mortality in endometrial and colon cancer survivors. Through the MT-DIRC program, Hannah hopes to pursue the intersection of research and policy to broaden and promote physical activity and other lifestyle findings to cancer survivors. She is interested in learning more about how both top-down and grassroots interventions can facilitate adoption of healthier behaviors, and how research can best impact real-world settings.