Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
Dr. Bandera earned an MD degree from the University of Malaga, Spain and a PhD in Epidemiology and Community Health from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Professor of Epidemiology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health, and a member of the graduate faculty at Rutgers University’s Department of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Bandera is also Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute.
Dr. Bandera is very involved in translating epidemiologic findings to public health action. At the national and international levels, she was a member of the American Cancer Society’s 2006 Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention and was also involved in the 2007 World Cancer Research Fund International/American Institute for Cancer Research’s Second Expert Report on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer. She also served as a member of the American Cancer Society’s Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention and Survival 2011 and is currently serving as a member of the World Cancer Research Fund International/American Institute for Cancer Research Continuous Update Expert Panel. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Lifestyle Behaviors, Energy Balance and Chemoprevention Special Interest Group of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). At the state level, Dr. Bandera led the Nutrition and Physical Activity Workgroup of the New Jersey Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment for more than ten years and served as Vice Chair of the Advisory Group for Cancer Prevention and Control of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.
Dr. Bandera is a peer-reviewer for many scientific journals including: