My interests related to cancer are connected to prevention. Physical activity is known to reduce the risk of several
cancers including cancers of the prostate, breast, and colon. Additionally, physical activity is believed to have
potential as a smoking cessation tool. It is this potential that led to the development of my current research
collaborations with Dr. David Drobes within Moffitt’s Tobacco Research and Intervention Program. I am collaborating
with Dr. Drobes on a project aiming to better understand the role of exercise on cravings and nicotine withdrawal.
Additionally, I am working with Dr. Drobes on a similar project that has resulted in the development of a research
manuscript that will be submitted for publication in the coming weeks. And finally, a new collaboration with Dr.
Drobes includes a pending grant application to the National Cancer Institute investigating the impact of high-intensity
aerobic exercise and affective responses.