Jennifer Ligibel, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living
Director, Center for Faculty Well-Weing at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Jennifer Ligibel is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, the Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, and the Director of the Center for Faculty Well-Being at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ligibel’s research focuses on the impact of lifestyle interventions upon cancer-related outcomes in women with breast cancer. She has conducted a number of studies looking at the impact of exercise and weight loss interventions upon patients’ quality of life and symptoms after cancer diagnosis and is currently leading an NCI-funded Phase III clinical trial that will test the impact of a weight loss intervention upon the risk of disease recurrence in more than 3000 overweight and obese women with early-stage breast cancer. Dr. Ligibel is also the Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Subcommittee on Energy Balance, which has developed patient and physician materials to help facilitate healthy lifestyle changes after cancer diagnosis.