Paloma Beamer, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Biography

Paloma I. Beamer, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She is the Community Engagement Core Director for the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (NIEHS P30) and an Associate Editor for Environmental Health Perspectives. She is an environmental engineer by training and earned her BS from the University of California, Berkeley and her MS and PhD from Stanford University. She received a Mentored Quantitative Research Award from NIH and a Scientific Technological Achievement Award (Level I) from the US EPA. She has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for US EPA and ATSDR and as President of the International Society of Exposure Science.

Cancer Focus

Her research focuses on understanding how individuals are exposed to environmental contaminants, including carcinogens, and the health risks of these exposures with a special focus on vulnerable populations, including children, low-wage immigrant workers, Native Americans and those in the US-Mexico Border Region. She is currently funded by NIH for a to conduct a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of a promotora intervention at reducing exposures to carcinogens in small businesses like auto repair shops or beauty salons.