Staff: Adaora Y. Ezeani, M.D.

Adaora Y. Ezeani

Adaora Y. Ezeani, M.D.

Current Fellow

iCURE Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
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Adaora Ezeani, M.D., is an iCURE Cancer Research Training Award fellow in the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB) of the Behavioral Research Program.

Dr. Ezeani's research interests focus on obesity and prostate cancer such as examining obesity's effect on prostate cancer progression, prostate cancer treatment outcomes, and the effect of lifestyle interventions on metabolic pathways and prostate cancer risk. She is also interested in examining cancer health disparities with the hope of reducing incidence and improving outcomes.

Before joining NCI, Dr. Ezeani completed a fellowship at the University of Florida, which focused on social, behavioral, and genetic risk factors for prostate cancer in Black men globally. During her fellowship, she also developed community-based behavioral interventions to improve the health outcomes in minority populations. Dr. Ezeani received her M.D. from the American University of the Caribbean and received her B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Tanya Agurs-Collins.

Research Areas

  • Obesity
  • Prostate cancer risk, progression, and treatment
  • Lifestyle interventions
  • Health Disparities

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