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Dean School of Health Sciences

Department SHS Administration

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

About

Laura Burke is the founding dean of the School of Health Sciences. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the public health sector. Since taking on the role of dean, Burke has focused on expanding interprofessional education within Regis College and with global collaborators. With her strong background in epidemiology, Burke has worked to increase research opportunities for students and faculty in the School of Health Sciences.

Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Karolinksa Institutet, Sweden

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health

MPH, New York Medical College

BA, English, Barnard College, Columbia University

Mignone L., Giovannucci E.L., Newcomb P.A., Titus-Ernstoff L., Trentham-Dietz A., Hampton J. 2009. Orav E.J., Willett W.C., Egan K.M. “Dietary Carotenoid Intake and the Risk of Breast Cancer.” Int J Cancer. 124(12) 2929-2937.

Mignone L., Giovannucci E.L., Newcomb P.A., Titus-Ernstoff L., Trentham-Dietz A., Hampton J., Orav E.J., Willett W.C., Egan K.M. 2009. “Meat Consumption, Heterocyclic Amines, NAT2 and the Risk of Breast Cancer.” Nutrition and Cancer. 61(1) 1-11.

Suzuki R., Orsini N., Mignone L., Saji S., Wolk A. 2008. “Alcohol Intake and the Risk of Breast Cancer Defined by Estrogen and Progesterone Status – A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies.” Int J Cancer. 122(8) 1832-41. PMID: 18067133

Egan K.M., Newcomb P.A., Titus-Ernstoff L., Trentham-Dietz A., Mignone L.I., Farin F., Hunter D.J. 2003. “Association of NAT2 and Smoking in Relation to Breast Cancer Incidence in a Population-Based Case-Control Study (United States).” Cancer Causes Control. 14(1):43-51. PMID: 12708724

Leong N.M., Mignone L., Newcomb P.A., Titus-Ernstoff L., Baron J.A., Trentham-Dietz A., Stampfer M.J., Willett W.C., Egan K.M. 2003. “Early Life Risk Factors in Cancer: the Relation of Birth Weight to Adult Obesity.” Int J Cancer. 103(6):789-91. PMID: 12516100

Fleischauer A.T., Olson S.H., Mignone L., Simonsen N., Caputo T.A., Harlap S. 2001. “Dietary Antioxidants, Supplements, and Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.” Nutr Cancer. 40(2):92-8. PMID: 11962261

Olson S.H., Mignone L., Nakraseive C., Caputo T.A., Barakat R.R., Harlap S. 2001. “Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.” Obstet Gynecol. 98(2):212-7. PMID: 11506835

Olson S., Mignone L., Harlap S. 2000. “Selection of Control Groups Using a Commercial Database and Random Digit Dialing.” American Journal of Epidemiology. 152(6): 585-592. PMID: 10997549

Zhang Z.F., Li Y.L., Lu M.L., Connolly-Jenks C., Mignone L., Shu X.M., Cao P.Q., Dalbagni G., Reuter V, Scher H., Cordon-Cardo C. 1999. Interaction Between Cigarette Smoking and GST M1 on the Risk of Bladder Cancer. Annals of Epidemiology. 9(7): 446.

“Using Shared Governance when the Faculty Asked for a Divorce,” National Conference of Academic Deans (NCAD), Conway, AR, 2017

“Developing an Undergraduate Interprofessional Collaborative Curriculum,” American Public Health Association (APHA), Chicago, IL, 2015

“Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of hormone defined breast cancer,” American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, CA, 2008

“Summarizing the evidence-meta-analyses and pooled analyses,” Special seminar, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007

“Meat and fat intake and pancreatic cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective studies,” American Association for Cancer Research, Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2005 and Harvard School of Public Health Annual Poster Day, Boston, MA 2005

“Symptoms in cases with ovarian cancer and controls,” American Society of Preventive Oncology, Bethesda, MD 2000

“Fruit and Vegetable Intake and the Risk of Hormone Defined Breast Cancer,” American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, CA, 2008.

“Summarizing the Evidence-Meta-Analyses and Pooled Analyses,” Special seminar, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007.

“Meat and Fat Intake and Pancreatic Cancer in a Pooled Analysis of Prospective Studies,” American Association for Cancer Research, Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2005 and Harvard School of Public Health Annual Poster Day, Boston, MA, 2005.

“Symptoms in Cases with Ovarian Cancer and Controls,” American Society of Preventive Oncology, Bethesda, MD, 2000.

Zhang Z.F., Li Y.L., Lu M.L., Connolly-Jenks C., Mignone L., Shu X.M., Cao P.Q., Dalbagni G., Reuter V., Scher H, Cordon-Cardo C. 1999. “Cigarette Smoking and GST M1 in Bladder Cancer.” The Fourth Chinese Cancer Epidemiology Conference.