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Sara Schonfeld, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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Sara Schonfeld, Ph.D.

Sara Schonfeld, Ph.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Radiation Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 7E540


Dr. Schonfeld received her M.P.H. from the George Washington University and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed both a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch. During this time, Dr. Schonfeld received a DCEG Fellowship Achievement Award and an award for Outstanding Research Paper by a DCEG Fellow. From 2012-2015, she worked at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France where she worked primarily on developing a retrospective cohort study of occupational asbestos exposure and cancer mortality.

Research Interests

Dr. Schonfeld currently supports research to elucidate the relationship between cancer treatment and the development of second malignancies. She has broad expertise in environmental and occupational causes of cancer, with a particular focus on exposure to ionizing radiation.