Dr. Erin Giles is assistant professor of Movement Science at the U-M School of Kinesiology, and directs the Exercise Oncology Laboratory. She has experience using integrative, translational approaches to study the impact of obesity on metabolic health in pre-clinical models, with an emphasis on postmenopausal breast cancer. Her research is currently focused on determining how inflammation in the breast adipose and tumor microenvironment link menopausal weight gain and subsequent breast cancer risk, and using diet, exercise, and pharmacological interventions to decrease these obesity-associated comorbidities after menopause. Dr. Giles has obtained grants from the National Institutes of Health (K99/R00), American Institute for Cancer Research, and a High-Impact High-Reward grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Areas of Interest
Mechanisms underlying the link between obesity, adipose inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, and breast cancer risk and progression.