Susan E Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH

Susan Olivo-Marston


College of Public Health

Academic Title

Asst Professor - Clinical

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Lung Cancer ● Breast Cancer ● Cancer ● Cardiovascular Diseases ● Aberrant Crypt Foci ● Obesity ● DNA Damage ● Colonic Cancer

Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, is a member of the OSUCCC – James Cancer Control Program, where she focuses her research on how early-life exposures affect adult cancer risks, particularly regarding the effects of nutrition, obesity and exposure to tobacco.

Among her research projects is one investigating how biological pathways are altered by childhood obesity, in particular the insulin-like growth factor-1 pathway. Another of her projects explored the impact of secondhand smoke in childhood and showed an interaction between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 3’ untranslated region of a dopamine receptor.

As a molecular biologist, she is interested in conducting simultaneous studies using animal models and epidemiological studies so that findings from one study can help inform the other.

Dr. Olivo-Marston has co-authored numerous articles appearing in well-respected journals, such as Nature’s Scientific Reports, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and BMC Veterinary Research.

Office Location

338 Cunz Hall

1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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