Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
School of Medicine
School of Public Health
University of Washington
Dr. McTiernan is a Full Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Research Professor at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her research focuses on associations among exercise, diet, obesity, and risk for cancer development and prognosis. She was Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute-funded Seattle Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer program that investigated mechanisms linking obesity and sedentary lifestyles with cancer. She has received research funding from NIH, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Susan G. Komen. She is an elected Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the Obesity Society. She has published more than 390 scientific manuscripts in major medical journals, is lead author of the book Breast Fitness (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), and is Editor of Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control (CRC Press LLL, 2005) and Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer (Springer; 2010). Her committee service related to physical activity includes the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the American Cancer Society, and the World Cancer Research Fund.