Susan T Mayne, PhD

C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Department Chair, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

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Office of Student Research


Susan T. Mayne is C.-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology with tenure and Chair, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Mayne is also Associate Director of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, being responsible for Population Sciences. She also directs a pre-doctoral training program at Yale in Partnership with the U.S. National Cancer Institute, to train students in modern methodologies for evaluating lifestyle determinants of human cancer risk, with an emphasis on nutritional, environmental, and occupational determinants, including their interactions with genetic factors. Dr. Mayne earned a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University, with minors in biochemistry and toxicology, and a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Colorado. Dr. Mayne is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. She has authored or co-authored over 180 articles/book chapters. She also has served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Nutrition, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. Dr. Mayne has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees, including most recently the Committee that established Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium. She is currently on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and recently completed a 5-year term on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Her research emphasizes lifestyle determinants of human cancer risk.

Education & Training

PhD Cornell University (1987)
ELAM Fellow Drexel University

Honors & Recognition

  • Inaugural Recipient of the “Excellence in Education Award” for substantial contributions to the field of epidemiology through teaching, training and mentoring, Seattle, WA 2014.Society for Epidemiologic Research (2014)

  • Research recognition for extraordinary research contributions in nutrition and cancer (Nutrition Stars Program), Bethesda, MD 2013.NIH (2013)

  • Lifetime National Associate, National Research Council National Academy of Science (2011)

  • National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counselors, Subcommittee I, Division of Clinical Science and Epidemiology (2004), (2009)

  • Nutrition Subcommittee, Food Advisory Committee, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2003)

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Yale University School of Public Health (2000)

  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology (1996)

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Contact Info

Susan T Mayne, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 436

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034