Laura Kresty, Ph.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College (MCW) of Wisconsin Division of Hematology and Oncology, specializing in Cancer Prevention. Her laboratory is focused on evaluating preventive agents and novel strategies for targeting cancers of the esophagus and head and neck. Dr. Kresty’s ongoing research includes evaluating the cancer inhibitory potential of cranberry constituents, vitamin D and investigating energy excess as it relates to esophageal adenocarcinoma risk. Her laboratory is also collaborating on investigations focused on novel imaging technologies to detect early epithelial and sub-epithelial esophageal changes for more rapid evaluation of chemopreventive agents.
Dr. Kresty received her PhD in Public Health from The Ohio State University in 2000 with a major in Cancer Chemoprevention and Epidemiology and minor in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She remained at The Ohio State University to complete a NCI-Sponsored Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Oncology, followed by a faculty appointment in Internal Medicine. In 2008 Dr. Kresty joined the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Cancer where she continued her program of research and served as Director for the Doctorate in Epidemiology Program. Dr. Kresty joined the MCW in January 2013.
Dr. Kresty serves as a peer reviewer for multiple journals in her field, has over 40 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, and has delivered more than 35 invited talks throughout the world. She is NCI funded.