Yikyung Park, ScD

Education

Graduate School

Doctor of Science, Nutritional Epidemiology. Harvard School of Public Health. Boston, MA, 2005

Post Doctoral Education

2007-2014, Staff Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Rockville, MD

2005-2007, NIH-AARP Fellow, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Research Interests

Yikyung Park, ScD, is an associate professor of surgery. Dr. Park earned a doctor of science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She subsequently joined the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, as a NIH-AARP fellow before becoming a staff scientist in 2007. She served as co-principal investigator for the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, a prospective cohort study with over half a million men and women participants. Dr. Park’s work focuses on the role of diet, obesity, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors in cancer development and survival. She also conducts research on measurement errors in dietary assessment methods and its impact on estimation of diet and cancer relation in epidemiologic studies.

Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-9651
yikyungpark@wustl.edu

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