Padma P. Tadi Uppala
Associate Professor/ Program Director
Loma Linda University
Padma P. Tadi Uppala, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Environmental Toxicology in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University and the Program Director for Inland Empire Breast Cancer Research and Outreach Center. Uppala earned her Ph.D. in Biology with a primary focus on environmental carcinogenesis from Loma Linda University in 1991 and obtained postdoctoral training in Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Riverside. She earned her MSc. in Parasitology from Kakatiya University, Warangal and B.Ed. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. She has authored several scientific publications in the area of pesticides and biomarkers for breast cancer.
Taught Environmental Toxicology; Environmental Health, Water Quality, Environmental sampling and Analysis; Mentor for internship projects and master's and doctoral projects. Chair of diversity committee; member, admissions committee; member, awards committee. Principal investigator: Breast cancer biomarker project; Lycopene and cancer precention project and soy and cancer prevention reserch project. Principle investigator breast cancer community project.