Heather Greenlee ND, PhD, MPH

Heather Greenlee

Heather Greenlee ND, PhD, MPH

Medical Director, Integrative Oncology Program, Associate Member, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
UW Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Dr. Greenlee is medical director of the Integrative Oncology Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Dr. Greenlee is an associate member in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch and is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the UW School of Medicine. She trained in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University and in epidemiology at the UW and Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Greenlee was on the faculty at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Greenlee’s research focuses on the use of complementary and integrative medicine and lifestyle modifications for cancer prevention and control, with a specific interest in Latina breast cancer survivors. She uses observational studies and clinical trials to investigate what cancer survivors can do (in addition to conventional treatment) to prevent cancer, decrease side effects of treatment and improve prognosis. Dr. Greenlee has particular expertise in conducting behavioral trials related to dietary modification, increasing physical activity and weight management. She is the principal investigator of two R01 s (a type of project grant) focused on breast cancer survivorship.

Dr. Greenlee is an active member of SWOG – a worldwide network of researchers that designs and conducts cancer clinical trials – which is part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Clinical Trials Network. She is also a past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.