Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Oncology
87 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Research Interests:

  • Genetic Epidemiology of Genitourinary Cancers
  • Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer
  • Racial Disparity in Prostate Cancer Risk and Outcomes

Research Description:
Dr. Beebe-Dimmer's research focuses on the epidemiology of genitourinary cancers, primarily cancers of the prostate and urinary bladder. Since joining the KCI / Wayne State University faculty in 2007, most of her effort has been devoted to the study of racial disparities in prostate cancer incidence and outcome, particularly the role that obesity and associated co-morbidities play in this disparity. She is currently in the fifth year of a Career Development Award from the NIH to enhance her training in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. Her work from the Flint Men's Health Study, a population-based study of prostate disease in African American men, and her collaborations with Henry Ford and WSU investigators investigate the association between metabolic syndrome, aggressive prostate cancer and biochemical recurrence.

Selected Publications:

Kato I, Lane D, Womack CR, Bock CH, Hou L, Lin JH, Wu C, Beebe Dimmer J, Simon MS. Interaction between Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Low-fat Dietary Intervention on Colorectal Cancer Incidence; the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification Trial. J Am Coll Nutr. 2017:1-8.

Giri VN, Beebe-Dimmer JL. Familial prostate cancer. Semin Oncol. 2016;43:560-5.

Beebe-Dimmer JL, Fryzek JP, Yee CL, Dalvi TB, Garabrant DH, Schwartz AG, Gadgeel S. Mesothelioma in the United States: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare investigation of treatment patterns and overall survival. Clin Epidemiol. 2016;8:743-50.

Cooney KA, Beebe-Dimmer JL. HOXB13 mutations and prostate cancer risk. BJU Int. 2016 ;118:496-7.

Education and Training
BA (1992): University of Wisconsin
MPH (1997): University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PhD Epidemiological Sciences (2001): University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Post-Doc in Urology (2002-2004): University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cancer Biology Courses Taught:
CB7430 Cancer Epidemiology