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Suite 1007B, WARF
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53726-2397

Campus Phone Number: 
608 265-8257

Shaneda Warren Andersen, MS, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Population Health Sciences

Biography

Dr. Warren Andersen is an Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a cancer epidemiologist, she is interested in how social determinants, modifiable risk factors, and genetic variants work in concert to influence cancer risk. Dr. Warren Andersen’s research interests build upon her previous training. She received her B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center R25 Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (MAGEC) training program.

Dr. Warren Andersen’s research program uses molecular and genetic epidemiologic methods to identify risk factors for cancer. She is currently funded by a R00 Pathway to Independence Career Development Award to determine the relations between circulating vitamin D biomarkers, genetic variants, and colorectal cancer tumor characteristics using a trans-ethnic approach. In addition, Dr. Warren Andersen’s research program investigates how the associations between modifiable risk factors and colorectal cancer vary across populations, and how to best apply precision medicine to reduce cancer risk.

Research Interests
Cancer epidemiology
Genetic epidemiology
Precision Medicine and Precision Health

Courses Taught
PHS 750: Cancer Epidemiology

PubMed bibliography

Affiliations/Associations

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Select Publications

Warren Andersen S. Identifying biomarkers for risk of premature menopause among childhood cancer survivors may lead to targeted interventions and wellness strategies. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 110(8):801-802; PMID: 29432587, 2018

Warren Andersen S, Blot WJ, Shu X-O, Khankari N, Steinwandel M, Cai Q, Zheng W. Associations Between Vitamin D, Vitamin D Binding Protein and Colorectal Cancer Risk in the Southern Community Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0133; PMID: 28483970, 2017

Warren Andersen S, Blot WJ, Shu X-O, Sonderman J, Matthews CE, Steinwandel M, Hargreaves MK, Zheng W. The Joint Association of Modifiable Lifestyle Factors and Neighborhood Disadvantage with Mortality in Low-Income White and African Americans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 54(1): 87-95; PMCID: PMC5739075, 2017

Warren Andersen S, Blot WJ, Shu X-O, Sonderman J, Steinwandel M, Hargreaves MK, Zheng W. Adherence to Cancer Prevention Guidelines and Cancer Risk in Low-income and African American Populations. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 25(5): 846-53; PMID: 26965499, 2016

Warren Andersen S, Trentham-Dietz A, Gangnon RE, Hampton JM, Figueroa JD, Skinner HG, Engelman CD, Klein BE, Titus LJ, Egan KM, Newcomb PA. Reproductive Windows, Genetic Loci and Breast Cancer Risk. Annals of Epidemiology 24(5): 376-82; PMID: 24792587, 2014

Warren Andersen S, Trentham-Dietz A, Gangnon RE, Hampton JM, Figueroa JD, Skinner HG, Engelman CD, Klein BE, Titus LJ, Egan KM, Newcomb PA. Breast Cancer Susceptibility Loci in Association with Age at Menarche, Age at Natural Menopause and the Reproductive Lifespan. Cancer Epidemiology 38: 62-65; PMID: 24373701, 2014

Warren Andersen S, Trentham-Dietz A, Gangnon RE, Hampton JM, Figueroa JD, Skinner HG, Engelman CD, Klein BE, Titus LJ, Egan KM, Newcomb PA. The Associations Between a Genetic Risk Score, Reproductive and Menstrual Risk Factors and Breast Cancer Risk. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment 140(2): 427-34; PMID: 23893088, 2013

Warren Andersen S, Trentham-Dietz A, Figueroa J, Titus LJ, Cai Q, Long J, Hampton JM, Egan KM, Newcomb PA. Breast Cancer Susceptibility Associated with rs1219648 (Fibroblast Growth Receptor 2) and Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Use in a Population-Based U.S. study. Menopause 20(3): 354-58; PMID: 23435034, 2013

Warren Andersen S, Newcomb PA, Hampton JM, Titus LJ, Egan KM, Trentham-Dietz A. Reproductive Factors and Histologic Subtype in Relation to Mortality After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 130(3): 975-80; PMID: 21769659, 2011