Areas of Expertise:
cancer research | nutritional epidemiology | obesity | exercise | food
Catherine Carpenter is an associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing who also has appointments at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is an expert on breast and lung cancer, obesity, food safety, food addiction, exercise, and the role of nutrition in the prevention and recovery from infectious diseases.
A longtime faculty member at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Carpenter has overseen the design and analysis of several randomized nutritional intervention trials using clinic and population sampling.
Carpenter received her bachelor’s and master’s training in zoology, epidemiology and biostatistics at UC Berkeley and her doctoral training in epidemiology at UCLA. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in preventive medicine at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.