Tracy E Crane, PhD, RDN

Shared Resource co-Director, Behavioral Measurement and Interventions
Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Tracy Crane earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She is the co-director of the Behavioral Measurements and Interventions Shared Resource and an active member of the Data Science Institute at the University of Arizona and co-chair of the CPC behavioral science working group for NRG oncology. Much of her career has been focused on cancer survivorship; first as a registered dietitian nutritionist, then as a project manager for several national diet and physical activity interventions, and now as an assistant professor in Nursing, Public Health and Nutrition Sciences.

Cancer Focus

My research lab's focus and priority is to improve adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors including diet, physical activity and tobacco abstinence in cancer survivors and their informal caregivers. I am committed to building the evidence base for ehealth interventions in an effort to reach the greatest number of survivors. We are cognizant that the majority of survivors are living with lingering and burdensome symptoms as a result of treatment related toxicities and adverse events that challenge their ability to achieve recommended cancer preventive goals. Designing and testing lifestyle interventions that address and are integrated with symptom management strategies is the primary foci of my research program.