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Janet Foote Ph.D

Janet  Foote Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division

714 E. Van Buren Street
Campus PO Box: 245210
Building 4 - UA Phoenix Plaza Room 119B
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 827-2239
jfoote@email.arizona.edu

Biography

Since joining the University of Arizona in 1990, Janet Foote, PhD, has filled various roles in clinically-based research studies, primarily focused on cancer prevention. In 2000, after completing doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Foote moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i for post-doctoral training in nutrition and epidemiology at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai`i, working with the Multiethnic Cohort Studies and utilizing National datasets to examine dietary variety. At the end of 2004, Dr. Foote returned to Arizona as core faculty for the UA Arizona Cancer Center's (AZCC) second location in Scottsdale, Ariz., and shortly after joined the faculty of The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

In addition to facilitating administration of Cancer Prevention and Control studies at the Arizona Cancer Center Greater Phoenix Area site, Dr. Foote is collaborating in research designed to increase survival from ovarian cancer through adoption of healthy lifestyle dietary and physical activity behaviors, and participates in the AZCC Skin Cancer Prevention Program Project, along with numerous smaller projects typically focused on cancer prevention, detection, or education. Dr. Foote is directing the AZCC Skin Cancer Institute's role in supporting Arizona legislation requiring skin cancer prevention education in public schools through dissemination of the EPAs "SunWiseÒ Train the Trainer" program. Dr. Foote is actively involved in the Arizona Skin Cancer Coalition, collaborations with Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, the SHADE Foundation of America, and the International Melanoma Foundation, and as a committee member for the Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

With peer-reviewed publications including examinations of the role of variety in food intake in achieving nutrient adequacy and factors associated with supplement use, Dr. Foote continues active research focused on investigating cancer risks associated with diet and physical activity. The AZCC Greater Phoenix Area facility is a primary center for Cancer Prevention and Control Studies along with substantial efforts in health promotion education and outreach, including the development of effective healthy lifestyle education materials. Through her leadership role at the AZCC Greater Phoenix Area facility for Cancer Prevention and Control Studies, Dr. Foote is an ideal contact for student investigators with interests involving studies or working with collaborators in the Greater Phoenix Area (Maricopa County).

Education:

2000, PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona,

1983, BS, Nutrition Science, University of California at Davis

Publications:

Foote, JA, Ranger-Moore, JR, Einspahr, JG, Saboda, K, Kenyon, J, Warneke, J, Miller, RC, Goldman, R, Xu, MJ, Roe, DJ, and Alberts, DS. Chemoprevention of Human Actinic Keratoses by Topical dl-?-Tocopherol, Cancer Prevention Research, in press.

 Clouser, MC, Roe, DJ, Foote, JA, Harris, RB.Effect of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Incidence in the SKICAP-AK Trial, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety,in press.
 
Jacobs ET, Alberts DS, Foote JA, Green SB, Hollis BW, Yu Z, Martínez ME. Vitamin D Insufficiency in Southern Arizona. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87:608-613, 2008.

Blitz CL, Murphy SP, Au DLMT, Yonemori KMM, Foote JA, Kolonel LN. Creating default codes and assigning nutrient values for non-specific dietary supplements. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 19:453-460, 2006.

Murphy SP, Foote JA, Wilkens LR, Basiotis PP, Carlson A, White K, Murakami K, Haines P, and Variyam, J. A simple measure of dietary variety is associated with improved dietary quality. Journal of the American Dietetics Association, 106:425-429, 2006.

Languages Spoken:

English

 

Since joining the University of Arizona in 1990, Janet Foote, PhD, has filled various roles in clinically-based research studies, primarily focused on cancer prevention. In 2000, after completing doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Foote moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i for post-doctoral training in nutrition and epidemiology at the Cancer Research Center of Hawai`i, working with the Multiethnic Cohort Studies and utilizing National datasets to examine dietary variety. At the end of 2004, Dr. Foote returned to Arizona as core faculty for the UA Arizona Cancer Center's (AZCC) second location in Scottsdale, Ariz., and shortly after joined the faculty of The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition to facilitating administration of Cancer Prevention and Control studies at the Arizona Cancer Center Greater Phoenix Area site, Dr. Foote is collaborating in research designed to increase survival from ovarian cancer through adoption of healthy lifestyle dietary and physical activity behaviors, and participates in the AZCC Skin Cancer Prevention Program Project, along with numerous smaller projects typically focused on cancer prevention, detection, or education.

Curriculum Vitae: 

The University of Arizona