Professor and Chair
UNMC Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health; Professor, UNMC Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied DiseasesPublic and Environmental Health Expert
Eleanor G. Rogan participates in research with MPH and PhD students on the relationship between contaminants in Nebraska waterways and chronic human diseases or conditions. She is using a watershed network approach to understand “hotspots” for pediatric cancers and birth defects in Nebraska.
Rogan is a pioneer in the investigation of the role of estrogen-DNA adducts in the initiation of breast, prostate and other types of human cancer. She was the lead author on the first study of estrogen compounds in breast tissue from women with and without breast cancer or ovarian cancer, and an initial study of the expression of estrogen-metabolizing enzymes in human breast and ovarian tissue.
She received the Twelfth Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award (2006) and the UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award (2007). She served as Interim Associate Dean for Research for the College of Public Health in 2014-2015 and continues to serve as the Founding Chair of the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health.