In September, Patricia Hartge, Sc.D., Deputy Director of DCEG’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, received the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Alumni Award of Merit during the 2012 HSPH Alumni Weekend in Boston, Massachusetts. This award, which is given to recognize an alumnus who has established a significant career in the field of public health, is the highest honor that HSPH can bestow upon one of its graduates.
Dr. Hartge received her Sc.M. and Sc.D. in epidemiology from HSPH after receiving an M.A. in economics from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She has conducted epidemiologic research at NCI since 1977. Through her studies, she has contributed significantly to our understanding of many malignancies, including cancers of the bladder, ovary, pancreas, and breast, as well as lymphoma. In addition to her substantive research, Dr. Hartge has made major methodologic advances in the field of epidemiology, including the areas of study design, field operations, analysis, and interpretation. Dr. Hartge also has made a substantial impact in the field through her work for professional organizations and in training a new generation of epidemiologists.