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Faculty Member

Gail Eyssen Ph.D., M.Sc.

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 978-2020
Office Address
Dalla Lana School of Public Health Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
Professor Emerita
SGS Status
Member Emerita
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Cancer epidemiology, especially diet, insulin resistance and cancer
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, especially biologic mechanisms invovled

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Methods
  • Diet and Cancer (in Nutritional Sciences)

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • 2008-2012 – The Colon Cancer Family RegistryCooperative Family Registry for Epidemiologic Studies of Colon Cancer

Representative Publications

  • McKeown-Eyssen G, Bruce J, Lee O, O’Brien PJ, Bruce WR. Lifestyle, endogenous toxins and colorectal cancer risk. In: Endogenous Toxins: Diet, Genetics, Disease and Treatment. Peter J. O'Brien and W. Robert Bruce, Editors. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2009. In press.
  • Jacobs ET, Ahnen DJ, Ashbeck EL, Baron JA, Greenberg ER, Lance P, Lieberman D, McKeown-Eyssen G, Schatzkin A, Thompson PA, Martínez ME. Association Between Body Mass Index and Metachronous Colorectal Neoplasia: A Pooling Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. Advance Access published on January 15, 2009; doi: doi:10.1093/aje/kwn401.
  • Figueiredo JC, Levine J, Grau MV, Barry E, Ueland PM, Ahnen DJ, Byers T, Bresalier RS, Summers RW, Bond J, McKeown-Eyssen GE, Sandler RS, Haile RW, Baron JA. Colorectal Adenomas in a randomized folate trial: the role of baseline dietary and circulating folate levels. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 17(10):2625-31, 2008.
  • Jenkins DJA, Kendall CWC, McKeown-Eyssen G, Josse RG, Silverberg J, Booth GL, Vidgen E, Josse AR, Nguyen TH, Corrigan S, Banach MS, Ares S, Mitchell S, Emam A, Augustin L, Parker T, Leiter LA. Effect of a low glycemic index and high cereal fiber diet on type 2 diabetes: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 300(23): 1-12, 2008.
  • Cole BF, Baron JA, Sandler RS, HaileRW, Ahnen DJ, Bresalier RS, McKeown-Eyssen G, Summers RW, Rothstein RI, Burke CA, Snover DC, Church TR, Allen JI, Robertson DJ, Beck GJ, Bond JH, Byers T, Mandel JS, Mott L, Pearson LA, Barry EL, Marcon N, Saibil F, Ueland PM, Greenberg ER. A randomised trial of folic acid for the prevention of colorectal adenomas. JAMA 297921):2351-9, 2007.
  • Ward H, Tarasuk V, Mendelson R, McKeown-Eyssen G. An exploration of socioeconomic variation in lifestyle factors and adiposity in the Ontario Food Survey through structural equation modeling. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4(8), 2007.
  • Seary AJ, Richards WD, McKeown-Eyssen G, Baines C. Networks of Symptoms and Exposures, Structure and Dynamics. eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 2006.
  • McKeown-Eyssen GE. Methodologic Issues for the Study of Obesity. Epidemiology 17:134-5, 2006.
  • Kim S, Baron JA, MottLA, Burke CA, Church TR, McKeown-Eyssen G, Cole BF, Haile RW, Sandler RS. Aspirin may be more effective in preventing colorectal cancer adenomas in patients with higher BMI. Cancer Causes and Control 17(10):1299-1304. 2006
  • McKeown-Eyssen GE, Baines, Cole DEC, Tyndale R, Grant D, Riley N, Jazmaji V, Marshall L. Case-control study of genotypes in multiple chemical sensitivity CYP2D6, NAT1, NAT2, PON1, PON2 and MTHFR. Int J Epdiemiol 33:1-8, 2004.