Meghan B Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN

Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Biography

Dr. Meghan Skiba is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing Biobehavioral Health Science Division at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate in Health Behavior Health Promotion from the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has additional formal graduate training in epidemiology and nutritional sciences, and completed post-doctoral training at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Skiba has experience delivering remote diet and physical activity interventions as well as health coaching, accelerometry, mixed-methods, and data analysis. Her research has emphasis in biological aging, technology, and dyads. She is interested in addressing cancer health disparities by connecting cancer survivors and their caregivers to the skills and behaviors to live their healthiest and longest life.

Cancer Focus

The goal of my research is to connect cancer survivors and their caregivers to the tools and skills to live their healthiest life. My research has emphasis on healthy aging, women's health, rural populations, and dyadic health. I have formal training in nutritional sciences, health promotion, behavior measurement, and epidemiology. I take an integrative approach to research to understand the synergistic effects of nutrition, exercise, energetics, and bioactives and their roles in managing accelerated biological aging in cancer survivorship. I aim to build an innovative research program that incorporates analysis of large datasets, community-based participatory research methods, and sequential interventions to better understand and mitigate and the biological aging cascade in cancer.