Dr. Madak-Erdogan

is Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar of Nutrition and Cancer, Health Innovation Professor and Cancer Center Program Leader at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She received her Ph.D. and undertook postdoctoral studies on mechanisms of nuclear receptor action at UIUC. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition since 2014, and the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine since 2020. Her lab uses advanced computational analysis of –OMICs data from patient samples and in vivo and in vitro cancer models to understand how hormones and the environment impact disparities associated with metabolic health and cancer outcomes. She has built a strong and diverse laboratory, and mentors high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates. Madak-Erdogan teaches courses in Cancer Metabolism, Basic Toxicology, Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, and Women’s Health. She has received several awards, including a Postdoctoral Fellowship from a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Training Grant in Endocrine Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, a fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, the Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, the Bio-Serv Experimental Nutrition Award from the American Society for Nutrition, and she was named a Future Research Leader and a Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by NIH. Madak-Erdogan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Endocrine Society and a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.