Cancer and Parenthood


Portrait of Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D.Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Hazel B. Nichols is an assistant professor in the epidemiology department. Dr. Nichols’ research addresses hormonally-related factors that are considered during health care delivery (e.g. contraception, breastfeeding, gynecologic surgery, postmenopausal obesity, hormone therapy) and may be targeted by interventions to prevent breast cancer or improve post-diagnosis outcomes.

Her work is based in large observational studies and data resources, including the Collaborative Breast Cancer Study, the Sister Study, the Cancer Research Network and the UNC Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System.

Dr. Nichols is a member of the Cancer Epidemiology Program at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a recipient of the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) Scholar Award. She is the lead instructor for the EPID 771 course "Cancer Epidemiology: Survivorship and Outcomes."

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