Martha J Shrubsole, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Dr. Martha Shrubsole is Research Professor in epidemiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and leads the International Epidemiology Field Station. A major focus of Dr. Shrubsole’s research is to identify modifiable factors for the prevention of colorectal neoplasia and breast cancer. She has contributed multiple publications towards understanding risk factors for serrated polyps and conventional colorectal adenomas. Additional areas of interest are nutrients and nutrient-gene interactions in the one-carbon metabolism pathway and unique inflammation biomarkers in colorectal carcinogenesis. She is also studying the gut microbiome as a modifiable factor. Dr. Shrubsole is also lead or key investigator in multiple US National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials and other large epidemiologic studies.