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Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH 

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Dermatoepidemiology
  • Skin Cancer Prevention - Tanning
  • Evidence-based Dermatology
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Training
Clinical Teaching:

Supervises and mentors 2-3 preventive medicine residents each year during clinical preventive medicine rotations at the VA Medical Center.

Current Research Projects:

Dr. Dellavalle is co-PI on an NCI R01 "Sun Safety Ink!" (R01CA206569, PIs: Walkosz and Dellavalle, 1/01/2017-12/31/21)
which creates and evaluates an educational intervention for promoting comprehensive skin cancer prevention among tattoo clients nationally.

He is also a consultant for the NCI RO1 grant "Likes, Pins, and Views: Engage Moms on Teen Indoor Tanning Thru Social Media" (1R01CA192652-01A1 CoPIs: Buller & Walkosz, 7/01/2015 – 6/30/20), project engaging mothers via social media to work for limiting access to indoor UV tanning, and he is a co-investigator on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment grant "A Multi-Component, Campus-Wide Programs to Reduce Environmental, Policy, and Behavioral Risks for Skin Cancer at Colleges and Universities in Colorado" (17-93215, PI: Lori Crane 10/01/16-06/30/18) which engages 10 Colorado campuses in a sustainable multi-component,  campus-wide skin cancer prevention initiative.

  • University of California Los Angeles, BA & MA, Philosophy, 1981-1986
  • University of Chicago, PhD, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, 1993
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 1996
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MSPH, 2004
  • Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow - Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole, MA. Certificate, Fall Course, 2005

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