Theresa Hastert

Theresa Hastert

Theresa Hastert

Position Title

Assistant Professor
Population Science

Mailing Address

4100 John R MM04EP
Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone


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Education Training

(2013)  Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(2005)  M.P.P., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
(2000)  B.A. with Honors, Communication Studies and Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Postgraduate Training
(2014-2015)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University Department of Oncology, Detroit, MI
(2013-2014)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
(2013)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2015-Present)  Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2014-Present)  Member, Karmanos Cancer Insititute, Detroit, MI
(2004-2008)  Senior Research Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA

Major Professional Societies

(2015-Present)  Society for Behavioral Medicine
(2014-Present)  American Association for Cancer Research
(2011-Present)  American Society for Preventive Oncology
(2011-2012, 2013-2014)  Society for Epidemiologic Research
(2005-2008, 2013-2014)  American Public Health Association

Honors and Awards

(2015)  National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(2015)  Top Reviewer, American Journal of Precentive Medicine
(2013)  Top 18 Abstracts, American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting
(2012)  Top 20 Abstracts, American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting
(2011)  Travel Scholarship, Society for Epidemiologic Research
(2000)  Presidential Citation, Academic and Leadership Excellence, Loyola Marymount University
(2000)  Sr. Raymunde McKay Award, Outstanding Service and Leadership, Loyola Marymount University
(2000)  Stanley Chan Award, Outstanding Political Science Graduate, Loyola Marymount University

Courses taught

GS 0900: Essential Research Practices - Responsible Conduct of Research


 1. Hastert TA, Gong J, Campos H, Baylin A. Physical activity patterns and metabolic syndrome in Costa Rica. Prev Med. Jan 2015;70:39-45. NIHMSID #643669

2. Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Sheppard L, White E. Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality by area-level socioeconomic status: a multilevel analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. Feb 2015;69(2):168-176.

3. Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Sheppard L, White E. Adherence to the WCRF/AICR cancer prevention recommendations and cancer-specific mortality: results from the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study. Cancer Causes & Control. May 2014;25(5):541-552. PMCID: 4009723

4. Perrigue MM, Kantor ED, Hastert TA, et al. Eating frequency and risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Causes & Control. Dec 2013;24(12):2107 2115. PMCID: 3875335

5. Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Patterson RE, Kristal AR, White E. Adherence to WCRF/AICR cancer prevention recommendations and risk of post-menopausal breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Sept 2013;22:1498-1508. PMCID: 3774119

Faculty Status

Population Science

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