Director

Dr. Madak-Erdogan is Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar of Nutrition and Cancer, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Health Innovation Professor, and the Director of Women’s Health, Hormones and Metabolism lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She is also the Education Program Leader at Cancer Center at Illinois. She received her Ph.D. and undertook postdoctoral studies on mechanisms of estrogen receptor action at UIUC, then joined the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at UIUC in 2014. Her lab uses various animal and 3D-reengineered models, as well as advanced statistical and computational analysis, to understand how nutrients, environmental toxicant exposures, and hormones impact metabolic health and hormone-dependent cancer outcomes. In addition to mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students, she has taught courses in Cancer Metabolism, Basic Toxicology, Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, and Nutrition and Women’s Health. She has received several awards including a Pre- and Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Endocrine Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Fellowships from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, and the Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award and Bio-Serv Experimental Nutrition Award from the American Society for Nutrition. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.