Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD
About Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD
Dr. Beebe-Dimmer is a professor of population studies at Wayne State University. Dr. Beebe-Dimmer’s research focuses on the epidemiology of genitourinary cancers, primarily cancers of the prostate and urinary bladder. Since joining the KCI / Wayne State University faculty in 2007, most of her effort has been devoted to the study of racial disparities in prostate cancer incidence and outcome, particularly the role that obesity and associated co-morbidities play in this disparity.
Dr. Beebe Dimmer received her PhD in Epidemiological Sciences from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. She is currently in the fifth year of a Career Development Award from the NIH to enhance her training in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. Her work from the Flint Men’s Health Study, a population-based study of prostate disease in African American men, and her collaborations with Henry Ford and WSU investigators investigate the association between metabolic syndrome, aggressive prostate cancer and biochemical recurrence.