Shaneda Warren Andersen

Credentials: MS, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences


Phone: (608) 265-8257

Room 1007b WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726

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Lab Page
The Warren Andersen Lab

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


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

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Curriculum Vitae

Shaneda Warren Andersen CV