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Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.

Scientist Emerita, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program

Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.

Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 7E586


Dr. Hartge has conducted epidemiologic research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since 1977, investigating the etiology of lymphoma, melanoma, and cancers of the bladder, ovary, breast, pancreas, and brain. She developed and adapted a variety of methods widely used in cancer epidemiology. She served as the Deputy Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program from 1996 through August 2013, and in that position, she provided scientific direction and oversight to a large and productive program of research. She championed the creation of multi-institution consortia in cancer epidemiology, co-founding the lymphoma consortium InterLymph in 2001 and chairing the NCI Cohort Consortium from 2006 through 2010.

Dr. Hartge received a B.A. degree from Radcliffe College, an M.A. degree in economics from Yale University, and an Sc.D. degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has taught at George Washington University and served as an editor or board member for professional journals and societies, including the American Journal of Public Health, Epidemiology, American Journal of Epidemiology, the American Public Health Association, and the American College of Epidemiology.

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