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Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention, Department of Population Sciences

Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Focus :
  • Genetic and molecular epidemiology of women's cancers
Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., M.P.H., is assistant professor within the Division of Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention at City of Hope.

Clague DeHart earned her undergraduate degree in health promotion and disease prevention at the University of Southern California. She then pursued an M.P.H. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. She completed her Ph.D. in cancer epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health and her predoctoral training at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Her dissertation, completed at City of Hope under the mentorship of Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., was titled ‘Hormone therapy and physical activity as predictors of lung cancer risk and survival: The California Teachers Study.’

Clague DeHart stayed on at City of Hope for postdoctoral work in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, where her research focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, specifically among Hispanic women.

Previously, Clague DeHart was an assistant research professor in Cancer Etiology. She is continuing her work on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of women's cancers. Specifically, her research focuses on examining the biological mechanisms underlying associations between modifiable risk factors and cancer prevention and survival. Exercise trials in breast cancer survivors are currently underway. She is also in the process of developing new molecular-based exercise trials for patients during treatment and prevention trials for noncancer populations.
  • Population Sciences
  • Biomarkers of Early Detection and Prevention

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