Yumie Takata, Ph.D.

Yumie Takata, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-1606

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 161

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Dr. Takata is a nutritional epidemiologist and her research focuses on the etiological roles of nutritional factors in cancer and chronic disease.


Dr. Takata joined Nutrition Program in the School of Biological and Population Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. She received an MS degree in Nutritional Sciences from University of Hawaii and a PhD degree in Nutritional Sciences from University of Washington, Seattle. She completed a postdoctoral training in nutritional epidemiology of cancer and chronic disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and collaborates with investigators from U.S., Europe and Asia. She has extensive experience in conducting nutritional epidemiological studies of a wide range of diet and disease associations (e.g., soy and breast cancer; selenium and colorectal or esophageal cancer; calcium and lung cancer; and fish or meat and total mortality) in diverse populations. Currently, her research focuses on dairy and cancer and, in particular, she is investigating the association between calcium intake and lung cancer risk in a pooled data set of almost two million participants from around the world.



Journal Article


Journal Article

U. Peters and Takata, Y., Selenium and the prevention of prostate and colorectal cancer., Molecular nutrition & food research, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 1261-72, 2008.


Journal Article

Y. Takata, Maskarinec, G., Park, S. - Y., Murphy, S. P., Wilkens, L. R., and Kolonel, L. N., Mammographic density and dietary patterns: the multiethnic cohort., European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP), vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 409-14, 2007.