Heather Greenlee




PACR Role:

Project Lead



Fred Hutch



Dr. Heather Greenlee is a public health researcher and naturopathic physician who focuses on cancer prevention and control, cancer survivorship, obesity and cancer, and integrative medicine. She studies the effects of dietary change, physical activity and weight loss on cancer outcomes and designs lifestyle interventions to reduce cancer risk and better the life of cancer survivors, particularly in underserved populations. Dr. Greenlee also studies the use of integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, botanicals, vitamins/minerals and mind-body approaches to improve cancer symptoms, alleviate treatment side effects and improve survivors’ quality of life. She has helped create national guidelines on the use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment and was a co-investigator on the first large, randomized trial that showed acupuncture relieves joint pain caused by hormone-suppressing drugs in early-stage breast cancer patients. Dr. Greenlee also studies dietary and physical activity interventions among Latina breast cancer survivors; predictors of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer survivors; and the association between physical activity, the gut microbiome and risk of colorectal cancer.

Dr. Greenlee earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University.

Bio information populated from the Fred Hutch website.