Graciela Caire Juvera, PhD, MPH, came to the University of Arizona from the Public Nutrition and Health Department of the Center for Research in Food and Development, located in Sonora, México, where she is a Scientific Researcher. During her time at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, she collaborated with Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RD, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion. Graciela’s research interest and publications are related to women’s health, and more specifically to cancer and nutrition.
Graciela observed the LiVES (Lifestyle Intervention for oVarian cancer Extended Survival) trial, a telephone-based counseling intervention. Upon her return to her home institution, Graciela plans to develop and implement a similar project to support cancer survivors through nutritional counseling. She will also be involved in the DIME Study (di-indolylmethane study among breast cancer survivors prescribed Tamoxifen), and will work on scientific publications. Graciela also participated in class discussions, proposal development, and class presentations.
Following her undergraduate studies in food chemistry, Graciela earned her PhD from the Center for Research in Food and Development in 2002. In 2006 she obtained her MPH from the UA College of Public Health, while simultaneously completing her post-doctoral training. She is pleased to return to the College of Public Health as a visiting scholar, and aims to strengthen research collaborations between the College and her institution in México.