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Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator

Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Biostatistics Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 7E142
Phone:240-276-7317
E-mail:pfeiffer@mail.nih.gov

Biography

Dr. Pfeiffer is a tenured Senior Investigator at the Biostatistics Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI). She received an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, an M.A. degree in Applied Statistics and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics both from the University of Maryland, College Park. At NCI she is an active collaborator on many research projects and mentors several fellows and junior investigators. Her research focuses on statistical methods for absolute risk prediction, laboratory methods and problems arising in genetic epidemiology.  She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (2007), and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2013).

Research Interests

  • Mixture models and applications
  • Methods for high dimensional data
  • Absolute risk modeling

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