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Emanuela Taioli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. Emanuela Taioli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

University of Pittsburgh
5150 Centre Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
phone: (412) 623-2217
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Dr. Emanuela Taioli is Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, where she also holds the Arnold Palmer Endowed Chair in cancer Prevention. In this capacity, she has developed a successful partnership with Hampton University under NIH funding, to teach Epidemiology to undergraduate students. Dr .Taioli is also the co-author of over 200 peer reviewed papers.

From 2002-2004, Dr Taioli was a technical advisor to the Italian Ministry of Health. In this role, she served as a member of the European High Group of Reflection on Patients Mobility. Previously, Dr. Taioli was Director of the Unit of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology at the main University Hospital in Milano (Italy), and the PI of the GSEC project, an International Study on Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens. Started in 1997 and funded by the European Commission for Research, GSEC is a pooled analysis of individual epidemiologic and genetic data including over 200,000 subjects. Dr. Taioli was also an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at New York University. In this role, she conducted studies on genetic susceptibility to environmental factors in lung and breast cancer, and differences in estrogen metabolism with ethnicity in women.

Dr. Taioli obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Milano, where she also completed her Residency in Cardiology. She obtained an MS and a PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Taioli also worked under a NATO fellowship at the American Health Foundation in New York.

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Updated: 04/30/12