My research concentration is on breast cancer and its relationship with bone. There are three major issues that I research: (1) Osteoporosis as it effects women with breast cancer. Due to the prevalence of low bone mass in the general US population, and the frequency at which women are diagnosed with breast cancer, these two diseases commonly overlap. I am exploring the diagnosis, treatment and the prevention, of osteoporosis in patients with breast cancer (2) Breast cancer biomarkers predictive of site specific relapse (3) Bone metastases. I have several ongoing clinical trials and collaborative laboratory research efforts underway. It is my vision that research will change how we detect, prevent, and treat bone related problems of breast cancer patients.