Elizabeth Salerno

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Salerno is a biobehavioral scientist with training in kinesiology and epidemiology whose research focuses on the determinants and outcomes of physical activity behavior at the intersection of cancer and aging. Specifically, Dr. Salerno is interested in how physical activity can be broadly implemented, both within the community and the healthcare system, to bring its benefits to all cancer survivors (e.g., rural, racial/ethnic minorities). A large focus of her work is building community-based, scalable physical activity interventions and improving current physical activity risk stratification methods. Dr. Salerno’s goal is to expand the reach of clinical exercise trials to combat accelerated aging and improve cognitive, physical and psychosocial health during survivorship.


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