Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director

Dr. Daniel joined MD Anderson in May 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and serves as the director of the NRG. Dr. Daniel’s expertise in dietary assessment and analytic methods stems from her formal education and training in Nutrition and Epidemiology at Emory University, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She has extensive experience in the design, collection, and analysis of nutritional components for cancer research studies, including food frequency questionnaires, 24-hour recalls, diet histories, physical activity assessment tools, anthropometric measures, biomarkers and validation methods. As a Cancer Research Training Award fellow in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at NCI, she worked closely with leading experts in the field of dietary assessment methodology. She also has extensive experience managing observational epidemiologic studies (case-control and prospective cohorts) and clinical trials, developing study protocols, designing questionnaires, and managing the collection and analysis of diet, physical activity, and obesity data. Dr. Daniel is passionate about nutrition research and aims to impact international dietary recommendations and public health. Her research and publications have been featured by the Associated Press, National Public Radio, and the American Institute for Cancer Research. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American Association for Cancer Research, as well as large, collaborative international consortia projects. View faculty publications.

Gladys Browman, M.P.H, R.D., Research Coordinator

Gladys Browman joined the Department of Epidemiology at MD Anderson in April 2013 and serves as the Research Coordinator of the NRG. Her interests both in science and nutrition led her to become a Registered Dietitian in 2007 and to earn her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences in May 2012. Her field experience spans study recruitment and nutrition, anthropometric, and ecological momentary assessment; and her research interests include obesity prevention, dietary assessment methodology, and community-based intervention strategies to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity.

In her day to day activities she keeps her ultimate career goal in sight: to fulfill one of the essential public health services by assisting in the research process to obtain new insights and innovative solutions to health problems in the areas of nutrition and cancer.

Suzanne P. Murphy, Ph.D., R.D., Consultant

Dr. Murphy is Researcher (Professor) Emeritus of Epidemiology and the previous director of the Nutrition Support Shared Resource at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She is internationally regarded for her research on evaluating dietary intake and her dedication to establishing national food and nutrition policies. In 2010, Dr. Murphy was elected to active membership of the Institute of Medicine in recognition of her outstanding professional achievement and commitment to the fields of health and medicine. Currently, she is chairing an IOM committee to review the food assistance programs for child and adult day-care settings.

Contact Information

Nutrition Research Group
Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, Texas 77230

For delivery of packages

1155 Pressler St., Unit 1340
Houston, Texas 77030

Contact Individual NRG Group Members

  • Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Gladys Browman
    Research Coordinator
  • Margie Stembridge
    Administrative Assistant