Jeannette Bensen, PhD
Dr. Bensen’s interests focus on the effect that genes and environment have on risk, severity and progression of prostate and breast cancer as well as birth defects.
Within molecular genetic epidemiology, her focuses include: inflammation, gene structure-function, haplotype, admixture and genome-wide association and gene-environment interaction analyses. She has experience working with biologic specimens in the laboratory, counseling patients for genetic diseases and designing and developing population and hospital-based research studies.
UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort (supported by UCRF-state legislature)
NC-LA Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP)
Health Care Access and Prostate Cancer Treatment in North Carolina: HCaP-NC
Epidemiology of Breast Cancer Subtypes in African-American Women: a Consortium
Genetic variations in mitochondria and prostate cancer aggressiveness and progression in Caucasian and African American men
Vitamin D and Related Genes, Race and Prostate Cancer