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Lynette Phillips, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor - Epidemiology

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007; MSPH, University of South Florida, 1998.

Dr. Phillips is a cancer and genetic epidemiologist who specializes in breast and cervical cancer research. She has worked on large cancer studies including the Carolina Breast Cancer Study and the Colon Neoplasia Sibling Study evaluating reproductive and genetic risk factors for breast cancer. Since joining the Kent State University College of Public Health in August 2010, Dr. Phillips has been awarded an Initiative for Clinical and Translational Research collaborative grant to assess human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates with area pediatrics clinics using geographic information system (GIS) technology. Her other current research projects involve determining long-term breast cancer survival rates using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) dataset and evaluating cancer risk models for use in clinical practice. Dr. Phillips developed and teaches EPI 72028: Methods of Evidence-Based Public Health and EPI 63017/83017: Epidemiological Analysis.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Phillips LS, Millikan RC, Schroeder JC, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Levine, BJ. Reproductive andHormonal Risk Factors for Ductal Carcinoma In situ of the Breast, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18 1507-1514.

Phillips LS, Thompson CL, Merkulova A, Plummer SJ, Tucker TC, Casey G, Li L. No association between phosphatase and tensin homolog genetic polymorphisms and colon cancer. World J Gastroenterol 2009; 15(30): 3778-3782.


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Lynette Phillips, PhD, MSPH
College of Public Health
Phone: 330-672-6324