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Catherine Schairer, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Catherine Schairer, Ph.D.

Catherine Schairer, Ph.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Metabolic Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E340
Phone:(240) 276-7425
E-mail:schairec@mail.nih.gov

Biography
Research Interests
Scientific Publications
Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

Biography

Dr. Catherine Schairer joined DCEG as a health statistician in 1982. She has a Master of Science degree in biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Schairer has a long-standing interest in breast cancer research. She is a co-principal investigator of the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project Follow-up study, and recently led a case-control study of inflammatory breast cancer in North Africa. Dr. Schairer has served as Chair of the NCI Special Studies Institutional Review Board since 2011.

Research Interests

    • Inflammatory breast cancer – etiology, trends in rates
    • Exogenous and endogenous hormones and breast cancer risk
    • Study design and epidemiologic methods
    • Research ethics