Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD

Languages

  • English
  • German

Academic Information

  • Departments: Population Health Sciences - Professor
  • Divisions: Cancer Population Science

Academic Office Information

  • 801-213-5716
  • Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center
    Population Health Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute
    2000 Circle of Hope, Room: 4725 (HCI Res South)
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah

Dr. Cornelia Ulrich is a cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on lifestyle and biologic factors in cancer prevention and cancer prognosis. She is a Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Ulrich previously served as Senior Director of Population Sciences at HCI and as Division Chief of Cancer Population Sciences in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah. She came to HCI from the German Cancer Research Center and National Center for Tumor Diseases, where she was Director, as well as Head of the Department of Preventive Oncology. As Senior Director, Dr. Ulrich oversaw the Utah Population Database, Genetic Counseling Shared Resource, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Biospecimen and Molecular Pathology Shared Resource, and the Utah Cancer Registry. Dr. Ulrich leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists on research related to the prevention, epidemiology, prognosis, and survivorship of cancer. Major research areas include personalized cancer prevention with aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs; nutrition; connections between obesity, adipose tissue, and the progression of cancer; cancer screening; and the role of energy balance and physical activity in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Dr. Ulrich is also Principal Investigator of the HCI of the Total Cancer Care Protocol in the ORIEN network of cancer centers.

In her role as Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at HCI, Ulrich serves as principal investigator of HCI's Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).

Dr. Ulrich has authored more than 350 publications, including the book "Exercise, Energy Balance, and Cancer". She has served as PI of 23 active or completed funded projects, including a U01, nine R01 grants that involve multiple institutions, one R21, four R03s, one U54 Project PI, and seven European grants. Since 2001, she has been funded as PI of either NIH grants or awards made through the equivalent German and European granting organizations. She is an elected member to the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, and serves on numerous national and international advisory boards, committees, and editorial boards, including several of the National Institutes of Health, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, International Agency for Research on Cancer, and American Association of Cancer Research.

Research Statement

For more information, please visit: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/huntsman/labs/ulrich/

Education History

Type School Degree
Post Graduate Training University of Washington
Doctoral Studies Program: Health Services Research
Certificate
Doctoral Training University of Washington
Epidemiology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Oregon State University
Nutrition, Minor: Public Health
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Hohenheim
Nutrition Science
B.S.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Undergraduate University of Hohenheim
Nutrition Science
B.S. Germany

Career

Institution Description Country
National Center of Tumor Diseases Director Germany
University of Heidelberg Chair, Division of Preventive Oncology Germany