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Betsy Risendal PhD

Associate Professor, Investigator
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health
  • Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

Dr. Risendal's research is focused on cancer survivorship with an emphasis on health disparities.  She currently serves as Principal Investigator on a grant to study health and quality of life in long-term colon cancer survivors, and as the lead evaluator for Lance Armstrong Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.  Promoting physical activity and other health-related behavior interventions after cancer among underserved populations is a particular area of interest.  Dr. Risendal also serves on national and state projects related to patient navigation, including both training and research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Health Disparities

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • University of Arizona, PhD, Epidemiology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, 1998
  • University of Arizona, BS, Microbiology, Chemistry, 1984