Dr. Stephanie A Silvera

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Health and Nutrition Sciences

Dr. Stephanie A. N. Silvera

Office: University Hall 4171
Phone: (973) 655-2125
Email: silveras@mail.montclair.edu

           

 

Degrees

  • PhD Yale University
  • MS Rutgers University
  • BA Rutgers College

 

Career Appointments 

No information available

 

Publications

Resume/CV

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  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Mayne ST, Risch H, Gammon MD, Vaughan T, Chow W-H, Dubin JA, Dubrow R, Schoenberg J, Stanford JL, West AB, Rotterdam H, Blot WJ, Fraumeni Jr JF. Dietary patterns and risk of subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer: Principal components analysis. Annals of Epidemiology.   In Press. 
  1. Williams-Piehota P, Latimer AE, Katulak N, Cox A, Silvera SAN, Mowad L, Salovey P.  Tailoring messages to individual differences in monitoring-blunting styles to promote fruit and vegetable intake.  Journal Nutrition Education Behavior.  41, 398-405, 2009. 
  1. Jones BA, Liu W-L, Araujo AB, Kasl SV, Silvera SAN, Curnen MGN, Dubrow R. Explaining the Race Difference in Prostate Cancer Stage at Diagnosis.  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention.  17, 2825-34, 2008. 
     
  2. Navarro Silvera SA, Mayne ST, Risch H, Gammon MD, Vaughan T, Chow W-H, Dubrow R, Schoenberg J, Stanford JL, West AB, Rotterdam H, Blot WJ, Fraumeni Jr JF.  Food group intake and risk of subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer.  Int J Cancer. 123, 852-60, 2008. 
  1. Silvera SAN, Rohan TE. Benign proliferative epithelial disorders of the breast: a review of the epidemiologic evidence. Breast Cancer Res Treat.  [Epub ahead of print], 2007 http://www.springerlink.com/content/c72j2749vnn7vw70/ 
     
  2. Navarro Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB, Rohan TE. Glycaemic index, glycaemic load and ovarian cancer risk: a prospective cohort study. Public Health Nutr. 10, 1076-1081, 2007. 
     
  3. Navarro Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB, Rohan TE.  Intake of coffee and tea and risk of ovarian cancer: A prospective cohort study.  Nutr Cancer. 58, 22-27, 2007.
     
  4. Kabat GC, Navarro Silvera SA, Miller AB, Rohan TE. A Cohort Study of Hormonal and Reproductive Factors and Renal Cell Cancer Risk. British Journal Cancer. 96, 845-849, 2007
     
  5. Navarro Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB, Rohan TE. Dietary Fiber Intake and Ovarian Cancer Risk: A Prospective Cohort Study. Cancer Causes Control, 18, 335-341, 2007.
     
  6. Navarro Silvera SA, Rohan TE: Trace elements and cancer risk: a review of the epidemiologic evidence.  Cancer Causes Control, 18, 7-27, 2007.
     
  7. Navarro Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR and Rohan TE: Dietary folate consumption and risk of ovarian cancer. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 15, 511-515, 2006. 
  1. Williams-Piehota P, Pizarro J, Navarro SA, Mowad L and Salovey P: Need for cognition and message complexity in motivating fruit and vegetable intake among callers to the Cancer Information Service. Health Communication 19, 75-84, 2006. 
  1. Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Energy balance and breast cancer risk: A prospective cohort study. Breast Cancer Research Treatment 97, 97-106, 2006. 
  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Cigarette smoking and risk of glioma: A prospective cohort study. International Journal Cancer 118, 1848-1851, 2006. 
  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Carotenoid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E intake and risk of ovarian cancer: A prospective cohort study. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention 15, 395-397, 2006. 
  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Hormonal and reproductive factors and risk of glioma: A prospective cohort study. International Journal Cancer 118, 1321-1326, 2006. 
  1. Silvera SAN, Rohan TE, Jain M, Terry PD, Howe GR, et al.: Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of endometrial cancer: A prospective cohort study. Public Health Nutrition 87, 912-919, 2005. 
  1. Silvera SAN, Jain M, Howe GR, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Dietary carbohydrates and breast cancer risk:  A prospective study of the roles of overall glycemic index and glycemic load. International Journal Cancer 114, 653-658, 2005. 
  1. Silvera SA, Rohan TE, Jain M, Terry PD, Howe GR, et al.: Glycemic index, glycemic load, and pancreatic cancer risk. Cancer Causes Control 16, 431-436, 2005. 
  1. Silvera SA and Rohan TE: Oral contraceptive use and risk of breast cancer among women with a family history of breast cancer: A prospective cohort study. Cancer Causes Control 16, 1059-1063, 2005. 
  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Risk factors for thyroid cancer: A prospective cohort study. International Journal Cancer 116, 433-438, 2005. 
  1. Navarro Silvera SA, Miller AB and Rohan TE: Hormonal and reproductive factors and pancreatic cancer risk: A prospective cohort study. Cancer Causes Control 16, 431-436, 2005. 
  1. Williams-Piehota P, Cox A, Navarro SA, Mowad L, Garcia S, et al.: Casting health messages in terms of personality responsibility or social support to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 36, 114-120, 2004. 
  1. Mayne ST and Navarro SA: Diet, obesity and reflux in the etiology of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastric cardia in humans. Journal of Nutrition 132, 3467S-3470S, 2002.

 

Presentations

Navarro Silvera SA, JainM, MillerAB, Rohan TE. Energy Balance and Breast and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study.  Montclair State University, Dept of Health and Nutrition Sciences. Presented at: Montclair State University, College of Education and Human Services Faculty Scholarship Program Poster Session.  April 23, 2008. 

Navarro Silvera SA, Mayne ST, Risch H, Gammon MD, Vaughan T, Chow W-H, Dubrow R, Schoenberg J, Stanford JL, West AB, Rotterdam H, Blot WJ, Fraumeni Jr JF.  Dietary Patterns and Risk of Subtypes of Esophageal and Gastric Cancer: Classification Tree Analysis.  Presented at: Montclair State University College of Education and Human Service Centennial Brown Bag Colloquium Series on Faculty Research. February 21, 2008. 

Navarro Silvera SA, JainM, MillerAB, Rohan TE. Energy Balance and Breast and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study.  Montclair State University, Dept of Health and Nutrition Sciences. Presented at: AICR.  Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective: A Launch Conference.  November 1 - 2, 2007, Washington DC. 

Navarro Silvera SA, Mayne ST, Risch H, Gammon MD, Vaughan T, Chow W-H, Dubrow R, Schoenberg J, Stanford JL, West AB, Rotterdam H, Blot WJ, Fraumeni Jr JF.  Dietary/Lifestyle Patterns and Risk of Subtypes of Esophageal and Gastric Cancer:  Factor Analysis.  Yale University, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health.  New Haven, CT.  Presented at: AICR International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer, July 15-16, 2004, Washington DC.  Published in: AICR International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer Poster Abstract Book, Abstract #31 

Navarro SA, Keenan DP. Development of a Low-Literacy Learn-At-Home Nutrition Education Program for Food Stamp Recipients.  Oral presentation at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nutrition Education, July 24-28, 1999 Baltimore, Maryland.  Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education SNE Conference Proceedings, Abstract #72. 

Workshops & Presentations

Everything you ever wanted to know about being Certified in Public Health, but didn't know who to ask: Motivations for Mastery.  APHA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO 2010 

Glycemic index, glycemic load and cancer:  What are the risks?  Bayonne Jewish Community Center “Leisure and Learning” Seminar, December 2006

 

Service

University 

Institutional Review Board Member, Fall 2010 - present

Interim Chair, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Spring 2010

College of Education and Human Services Director of Technology Services Search Committee, 2009

Health and Nutrition Sciences, Public Health Faculty Search Committee, 2008-2009

Dean’s Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty and Staff Diversity, 2008-present

Dean’s Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Scholarship, 2008-present

Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Summer Co- Chair, summer 2008

Department Administrator Search Committee Chair, 2008

Teaching, Research and Professional Development Committee, 2007- 2008

University Planning Committee, 2007- 2008

College Convocation Committee, 2007, 2008

College Research Committee Alternate, 2007

College Web & Technology Committee, 2007-present

Health and Nutrition Sciences, Nutrition Faculty Search Committee, 2006 – 2007

Faculty Mentor, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, 2008 

External

Manuscript Review, Nutrition, 2008

Manuscript Review, Cancer Causes Control, 2008

Manuscript Review, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention, 2008

Manuscript Review, Environmental Research, 2007

Manuscript Review, Nutrition and Cancer, 2005-present

Book Review, Prentice Hall Health’s Nursing Division, 2007

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Society for Nutrition Education
  • American Public Health Association

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Environmental Research
  • Nutrition and Cancer

Other Types of Reviews

  • Prentice Hall - Book Review

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, New Haven, CT – collaborating with researchers at Yale to examine the racial/ethnic differences in cancer risk using data from a prospective cohort study.
  • Rutgers University, Department of Nutritional Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ - collaborating with faculty to write a research proposal that will examine the effectiveness of a nutrition education intervention to increase and improve cancer-related nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors amongst low-income women in New Jersey enrolled in the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP).

 

Awards 

  • Montclair State University, Summer Grant Proposal Development Grant (awarded 2009)
  • Montclair State University, Separately Budgeted Research Grant (awarded 2008)
  • Montclair State University, Teaching Fellows Program, 2007-2008
  • NIH Cancer Education Grant, Medical Student Research Training Fellowship, 2002."

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Pursuing a diverse research agenda that incorporates interests in chronic disease epidemiology
  • Health promotion and disease prevention, and health disparities
  • Interested in examining the independent and combined effects of diet, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and medical factors on cancer risk.

Specialization

Cancer epidemiology with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in cancer outcomes as well as dietary risk factors.