Tracy Crane, Ph.D., RDN, joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as co-leader of the Cancer Control Research Program, and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Crane will oversee all cancer control research activities across Sylvester, including stimulating interdisciplinary research collaborations and evaluation of new research opportunities.
Dr. Crane is a distinguished leader in cancer control and is passionate about her commitment to the science of better outcomes for patients and community. She has focused her career on cancer prevention and survivorship. Her research priority is to improve adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors including diet, physical activity, and tobacco abstinence to reduce the risk of cancer and improve outcomes in cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Her work sits at the intersection of lifestyle medicine and digital health with a goal of developing targeted interventions, utilizing digital biomarkers to deliver the right intervention, at the right time to the right person. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and is an R25 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) NCI Fellow.
Dr. Crane joined Sylvester from the College of Nursing, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Division, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she served as co-lead of the Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She also held joint appointments in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Data Science Institute, and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.