Faculty Member

Nancy Kreiger PhD, MPH

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-7523
Office Address
Dalla Lana School of Public Health 155 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
Office of Global Public Health Education & Training
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

• cancer epidemiology
• epidemiology of osteoporosis
• measurement
• research ethics
• community-based prevention trials
• behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases

Education & Training History

2012 UHN-Rotman Leadership Development Program

1994 Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

1982 International Agency for Research on Cancer: Advanced Quantitative Methods for Cancer Epidemiology

1980 Yale University Graduate School, Ph.D. (epidemiology)

1979 Yale University Graduate School, M.Phil.

1975 Yale University School of Medicine, M.P.H.

1972 University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (psychology)

Other Affiliations

2008 – Present Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

2001 – Present Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

2001 – Present Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

2001 – Present Senior Scientist, Cancer Care Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Doctoral Seminar Series in Epidemiology

Epidemiology for undergraduates

Honours & Awards

2011 John Hastings Award for Excellence in Service to the University and the Community, University of Toronto

2010 American College of Epidemiology Award for Leadership and Distinguished Service

2006 Anthony B. Miller Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

2000 Robin F. Badgley Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Current Research Projects

2011 – 2016 Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMOS). Goltzman D, Kreiger N, co-principal investigators. $3,422,052; Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Representative Publications

Langsetmo L, Barr SI, Berger C, Kreiger N, Rahme E, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Kaiser SM, Prior JC, Hanley DA, Kovacs CS, Josse RG, Goltzman D. Associations of protein intake and protein source with bone mineral density and fracture risk: A population-based cohort study. J Nutr Hlth Aging. In press.

Barisic A, Kreiger N, Leatherdale S, Faulkner G, Kirsh V, Arbour-Nicitopolous K. The influence of an initial face-to-face meeting in an e-mail delivered physical activity intervention: A single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Am J Health Studies. In press.

Catsburg C, Kim RS, Kirsh VA, Soskolne CL, Kreiger N, Rohan T. Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk: A study in two cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Apr;101(4):817-23.

Prior JC, Langsetmo L, Lentle BC, Berger C, Goltzman D, Kovacs CS, Kaiser SM, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Anastassiades T, Towheed T, Josse RG, Brown JP, Leslie WD, Kreiger N, and the CaMos Research Group. Ten-year incident osteoporosis-related fractures in the population-based Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study: Comparing site and age-specific risks in women and men. Bone. 2015 Feb;71:237-43. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

Catsburg C, Kirsh VA, Soskolne CL, Kreiger N, Rohan T. Active cigarette smoking and the risk of breast cancer: A cohort study. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014; 38:376-81. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

Cotterchio M, Mirea L, Ozcelik H, Kreiger N. Active cigarette smoking, variants in carcinogen metabolism genes and breast cancer risk among pre- and postmenopausal women in Ontario, Canada. Breast J 2014; 20:468-80.

Grundy A, Cotterchio M, Kirsh VA, Kreiger N. Associations between anxiety, depression, antidepressant medication, obesity and weight gain among Canadian women. PLoS One 2014; 16:9.

Liu Y, Colditz GA, Cotterchio M, Boucher BA, Kreiger N. Adolescent dietary fiber, vegetable fat, vegetable protein, and nut intakes and breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014; 145:461-70.

Leslie WD, Langsetmo L, Zhou W, Goltzman D, Kovacs CS, Prior J, Josse R, Olszynski WP, Davison KS, Anastassiades T, Towheed T, Hanley DA, Kaiser SM, Lentle B, Kreiger N, CaMos Research Group. Choice of lumbar spine bone density reference database for fracture prediction in men and women: A population-based analysis. J Clin Densitom 2014; 17:295-300.

Catsburg C, Kirsh VA, Soskolne CL, Kreiger N, Rohan TE. Associations between anthropometric measurements, physical activity, and breast cancer risk in a Canadian cohort. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014; 145:545-52.

Gesink D, Mihic A, Antal J, Filsinger B, Racey SC, Perez FD, Norwood T, Ahmad F, Kreiger N, Ritvo P, Who are the under- and never- screened for cancer in Ontario: a qualitative investigation. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:495.

Fraser LA, Adachi JD, Leslie WD, Goltzman D, Josse R, Prior J, Kaiser S, Kreiger N, Kovacs CS, Anastassiades TP, Papaioannou A, and the CaMos Research Group. The effect of anticholinergic medications on falls, fracture risk, and bone mineral density, over a ten-year period. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Moura C, Bernatsky S, Abrahamowicz M, Papaioannou A, Bessette L, Adachi J, Goltzman D, Prior J, Kreiger N, Towheed T, Leslie WD, Kaiser S, Ioannidis G, Pickard L, Fraser LA, Rahme E. Antidepressant use and 10-year incident fracture risk: Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos). Osteoporos Int 2014; 25:1473-81.

Ashbury F, Little J, Ioannidis JPA, Kreiger N, Palmer L, Relton C, Taylor P. A vision for chronic disease prevention and intervention research: Report from a workshop. Can J Public Health. 2014; 105:e150-3.

Ioannidis G, Pallan S, Papaioannou A, Mulgund M, Rios L, Ma J, Thabane L, Davison KS, Josse RG, Kovacs CS, Kreiger N, Olszynski WP, Prior JC, Towheed T, Adachi JD; CaMos Research Group.