Carol Sweeney, PhD


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-5865
  • Williams Building
    295 Chipeta Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Carol Sweeney, PhD, is an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and a member of the HCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She conducts research on cancer epidemiology, with specific interests in the role of common genetic variants in cancer susceptibility and survival, and in the epidemiology of cancer survivors. She is co-director of the Research Education, Training, and Career Development core of the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

Sweeney received an MS degree in environmental health followed by a PhD in epidemiology, both from the University of Washington. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Division of Molecular Epidemiology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In 2000, she received an American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) Susan G. Komen Foundation Young Investigator Scholar Award. In 2001, she received an AACR Pfizer Scholar in Cancer Research Award.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship National Center for Toxicological Research
Molecular Epidemiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Washington
Graduate Training University of Washington
Environmental Health
Undergraduate Wellesley College
Biological Sciences