Geoffrey C. Kabat, PhD, MS
Senior Epidemiologist

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
1300 Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

718 430-3038

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Division: Office of the Chairman
Campus: Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus

Research Interests: Cancer Epidemiology

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Publications & Presentations

Media Coverage
Regular Forbes column by Dr. Kabat
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  • Interests
    My interests include a range of environmental and lifestyle exposures that may play a role in the development of various cancers, either as risk factors or protective factors. Major focuses include the following: 1) the roles of tobacco and alcohol in cancers of different sites; this includes the earliest studies of use of mentholated cigarettes in relation to risk of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract and early studies of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; 2) the roles of diet and specific nutrients in relation to the risk of various cancers, including glycemic index/glycemic load and intake of iron and heme iron, antioxidants, and B-vitamins; 3) risk factors for lung cancer in people who have never smoked; 4) exposure to endogenous hormones (including estrogens and insulin), hormone therapy, and metabolic factors; and 5) the role of obesity, anthropometric factors (including body mass index, waist circumference, and height), and physical activity in relation to the risk of different cancers.

    Another interest that has developed over the past few years has to do with controversies in public health surrounding the effects of low-level environmental agents, such as pesticides, electromagnetic fields, residential radon, and environmental tobacco smoke. A book exploring this topic "HYPING HEALTH RISKS: ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS IN DAILY LIFE AND THE SCIENCE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY" was published by Columbia University Press in August, 2008. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14148-2/hyping-health-risks The book was selected as a 2009 “outstanding academic title of 2009” by Choice and was favorably reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Additional information is available at: http://www.hypinghealthrisks.com