Catherine Carpenter, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Location: 14-193 Warren Hall

Phone: (310) 825-3574



N50 (Su10), N252, N152, N204, N299B, N230A (W11), N231 (F10), N204 (Sp11)


UC Berkeley, BA, 1975, Zoology
UC Berkeley, MPH, 1987, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UCLA, PhD, 1996, Epidemiology/Minor in Biostatatistics
USC School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000, Preventive Medicine

Honors and Awards

2009 Outstanding Teaching Award in Problem Based Learning Component of Human 
Biology and Disease medical education curriculum. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Kazarian M, Calbo J, Proost N, Carpenter CL, Berns A, Laird-Offringa I. Immune response in lung cancer mouse model mimics human anti-Hu reactivity. J Neuroimmunol, 2009;217:38-45.

Tsou JA, Kazarian M, Patel A, Galler JS, Laird-Offringa IA, Carpenter CL, London SJ. Low level anti-Hu reactivity: A risk marker for small cell lung cancer? Cancer Detect Prev, 2009:32:292-299.

Carpenter CL, Yu MC, London SJ. Dietary isothiocyanates, glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1), and lung cancer risk in African Americans and Caucasians from Los Angeles County, California. Nutr Cancer, 2009; 61:492-499.

Carpenter CL, Ganz PA, Bernstein L. Complementary and alternative therapies among very long-term breast cancer survivors. Br Cancer Res Treat, 2009; 116:387-396.

Carpenter CL. Motivation to exercise: translating our best intentions into action. Obesity Management, 2008;4:329-332.

Treyzon L, Chen S, Hong K, Yan E, Carpenter C, Thames G, Bowerman S, Wang H-J, Elashoff R, Li Z. A controlled trial of protein enrichment of meal replacements for weight reduction with retention of lean body mass. Nutr J. 2008 Aug 27;7:23.

Nunez NP, Carpenter CL, Berrigan D, Jaque SV, Ingles SA, Perkins SN , Barrett JC, Hursting SD. Extreme obesity reduces bone mineral density: complementary evidence from mice and women. Obesity. 2007;15(8):1980-7.

Carpenter CL. (2007). Screening, access to. In, Colditz GA. Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society. SAGE Publications.

Carpenter CL and Bernstein L. (2006). Obesity and cancer risk. In, Heber D, Go VLW, Blackburn GL, Milner J. Nutritional Oncology, Second Edition. Elsevier Press, San Diego, CA.

Carpenter CL. (2006). Assessment of diet and cancer risk. In, Heber D, Go VLW, Blackburn GL, Milner J. Nutritional Oncology, Second Edition, Elsevier Press, San Diego, CA.

Li Z, Seeram NP, Carpenter C, Thames G, Minutti C, Bowerman S, Heber D. Cranberry has no effect on prothrombin time in subjects on wayfarin for atrial fibrillation. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Dec; 106(12):2057-61.

Adams LS, Seeram N, Carpenter C, Heber D. Analysis of interactions of botanical extract combinations against the viability of prostate cancer cell lines. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2006; 3:117-124.

Henning SM, Niu Y, Lee NH, Hara Y, Thames GD, Minutti RR, Carpenter CL, Wang H, Heber D. Bioavailability and antioxidant effect of epigallocatechin gallate administered in purified form versus as green tea extract in healthy individuals. J Nutr Biochem. 2005 Oct;16(10):610-6.

Kendall AR, Mahue-Giangreco M, Carpenter CL, Ganz, PA, Bernstein L. Influence of exercise activity on quality of life in long-term breast cancer survivors. Qual Life Res, 2005; 14:361-371.