Sara Tamers

Sara L. Tamers, PhD, MPH, is in her second year of the NIH/NCI Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention and Control. She received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada in 2002 and a Master of Public Health from California State University Northridge in 2005. Prior to arriving at Harvard, she was a Fogarty International Center-funded Tobacco-Control Fellow at l’Institut National de Prévention et d’Éducation pour la Santé in Paris, France, and a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services (Cancer Prevention and Control) at the University of Washington in 2010, while a Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her principal research addresses the impact of the social context and determinants on obesogenic behaviors and other risk factors that influence cancer risk. She is most interested in exploring these relationships within the framework of cross-country comparisons between European nations and the U.S.