Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, LDN is an Associate Professor of Surgery (with tenure) and the Director of the Program of Ca

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD is Professor and Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and also is Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.  Her research ranges from determining mechanisms of action of nutrition-based therapies to developing and testing home-based interventions that are scalable, and which improve diet, physical activity and functional status among cancer survivors. To date, this research has been supported by 16 NIH grants and has resulted in over 300 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Demark-Wahnefried has been recognized as a Komen Professor of Survivorship and an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor. She has served on several committees, including the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academy of Sciences, guidelines panels of the American Cancer Society, World Cancer Research Fund, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and as a study section member for the NIH Center of Scientific Review. Currently, her research teams are testing the impact of a vegetable gardening intervention among cancer survivors across Alabama, and a web-based diet (weight loss) and exercise program among older survivors of obesity-related cancers (https://amplifymyhealth.org/info).