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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Audrey Goldbaum, PhD, MPH

Cancer Prevention Fellow
Risk Factor Assessment Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: 240-276-7374

  • PhD – Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Purdue University
  • MPH – Quantitative Methods, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • BS – Molecular Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley


Audrey Goldbaum, PhD, MPH, is a Cancer Prevention fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB). In this role, she will work with Dr. Marissa Shams-White and others in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) on projects related to methods used to measure and model how lifestyle factors such as nutrition, obesity, physical activity, and sleep influence or predict cancer development and how these methods can be applied in research to help address health disparities and impact public policy.

Prior to joining the NCI, Audrey earned a BS in Molecular Toxicology from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a research technician in the Cardiovascular Nutrition Lab at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She then pursued her PhD at Purdue University where she used animal models to examine the independent and interacting effects of obesity, diet, and the gut microbiota in colorectal cancer development. To broaden her research background into the realm of public health, she earned an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she used NHANES data to assess health behaviors in young cancer survivors.

Select Publications

Bowers LB, Glenny EM, Punjala A, et al. Weight loss and/or sulindac mitigate obesityassociated transcriptome, microbiome, and protumor effects in a murine model of colon cancer. Cancer Prev Res. 2022;15(8):481-495.

Walker ME, Matthan NR, Goldbaum A, et al. Dietary patterns influence epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and inflammatory gene expression in the Ossabaw pig. J Nutr Biochem. 2019;70:138-146.

Matthan NR, Solano-Aguilar G, Meng H, et al. The Ossabaw pig is a suitable translational model to evaluate dietary patterns and coronary artery disease risk. J Nutr. 2018;148(4):542-551.