Academic Profile

Dr. Kate Wolin is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on chronic disease prevention and post-diagnosis outcomes. She engages with providers on ways to implement lifestyle and wellness programs into clinical care. Dr. Wolin also contributes to the Your Disease Risk prevention resource and led the development of the Cancer Survivors’ 8 Ways to Stay Healthy After Cancer.

Dr. Wolin obtained her doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a member of the NCI-designated Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Wolin is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the national committee issuing guidelines for exercise in cancer survivors.

Dr. Wolin’s research is funded by the National Cancer Institute and several private funders. Much of her recent research investigates the role of physical activity in cancer etiology and cancer treatment-related sequelae. Dr. Wolin also researches the implementation of cancer prevention and control knowledge in survivorship care.

Dr. Wolin is an investigator on the ENERGY study (Exercise and Nutrition to Enhance Recovery and Good health for You) at the Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center. The study is seeking breast cancer survivors, who will learn more about healthful attitudes and develop behaviors to improve and promote long-term weight control.

Dr. Wolin is PI of a study that is part of TREC@WUSTL which investigates the role of weight and exercise in post-prostatectomy urinary and sexual function among men with prostate cancer.