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Department of Public Health & Recreation

Dougan Quantitative Sciences Lab



  • Doctor of Science (ScD) in Epidemiology, Harvard University

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, Columbia University

  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College

  • Graduate Certificate in Technology Management, Stevens University

Dr. Marcelle Dougan’s approach to research and teaching has been interdisciplinary, aimed at providing practical solutions to improve health outcomes in the population. Her research focuses on cancer and reproductive epidemiology, and incorporating data grounded in high-quality research to deliver answers that can positively influence our lives. She has published peer-reviewed articles in journals including the International Journal of Cancer, the International Journal of Obesity, and the American Journal of Epidemiology.  

Dr Dougan received postdoctoral training at Stanford University, where her research included examining circadian variation in the immune system in relation to breast cancer progression in women with advanced breast cancer. She holds a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Harvard University, a master’s in public health from Columbia University, a master’s in chemical engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London, and a graduate certificate in technology management from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey.

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My research interests include understanding the immune and lifestyle factors associated with chronic disease development and survivorship.  I am also interested in understanding the ethnic and socio-economic disparities in breast cancer survivorship, and how current research knowledge can be used to reduce disparities in survival.  A list of publications can be found here.


Dougan Quantitative Sciences Lab
San Jose State University
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192

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