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Terry  Hartman


Faculty, Epidemiology

Terry Hartman, PhD, MPH, RD is a Professor of Epidemiology and a faculty member in the Nutrition and Health Sciences program. She is a member of the Winship Cancer Institute, the Emory Prevention Research Center and the HERCULES Exposome Research Center. Dr. Hartman completed her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota with a focus in nutritional epidemiology. She was selected as a Cancer Prevention Fellow by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), completed a Master’s of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of this experience, and worked for several years at the NCI in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to relocating to Emory in 2013, she was Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Diet Assessment Center at The Pennsylvania State University.  As a nutrition epidemiologist, she has over 25 years of experience exploring associations between nutritional exposures and chronic disease outcomes and has designed and collaborated on multi-disciplinary trials to work toward understanding the mechanisms for these associations. Her research is focused on the role of diet and nutrition in the etiology and prevention of chronic diseases—especially cancer—and the development and application of improved dietary assessment methods in chronic disease research.

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE,

Atlanta , GA 30322

CNR 3035

Phone: (404) 727-8713

Fax: 404-727-8737


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Areas of Interest

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity Prevention


  • B.A. 1984, North Dakota State University
  • M.S. 1985, Texas A & M University
  • Ph.D. 1995, University of Minnesota
  • M.P.H. 1996, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Fellow 1996, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, NCI, NIH

Courses Taught

  • EPI 516: Issues In Women's Health
  • EPI 591L: Methods in Nutritional EPI


  • , , Postdiagnosis body mass index, weight change, and mortality From prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all causes among survivors of nonmetastatic prostate cancer , J Clin Oncol, 38, 2018-2027
  • , , Prenatal polyunsaturated fatty acids and child asthma: Effect modification by maternal asthma and child sex, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 145, 800-807
  • , , The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3 FFQ Has Reasonable Validity and Reproducibility for Food Groups and a Diet Quality Score, J Nutr, 150, 1566-1578
  • , , Maternal serum concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances during pregnancy and gestational weight gain: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Reprod Toxicol, 90, 8-14
  • , , Dietary energy density, glycemic load, glycemic index, and risk for endometrial cancer in the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort, Cancer Epidemiol Biomark Prev, 27, 113-115