Jane A. McElroy, MS, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

Dr. McElroy is an environmental epidemiologist with a strong quantitative background in statistical analysis and data management. She is very experienced in study design and recruitment of participants. She has two principal research areas. One is studies of environmental exposures relating to health outcomes with a particular interest in cancer etiology. Her second area is community data collections and interventions focused on improving health in disparity populations, including studies concerning African Americans, Latinos, and Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM). Dr. McElroy have written over 20 papers on issues related to SGM and about the same number of publications related to breast, endometrial, colorectal, prostate and cervical cancer. She has led the field in describing increased risk associated with cadmium exposure in breast and endometrial cancer.