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Amber Hurson

Amber Hurson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Staff Scientist

NCI Shady Grove | Room 7E232



Dr. Amber Hurson earned her M.P.H. in epidemiology from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 2014 and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill in 2021. Her doctoral research focused on the joint effects of estrogen receptor status and TP53 pathway defects in breast cancer etiology and survival. Dr. Hurson completed her pre- and postdoctoral fellowships in the Trans-Divisional Research Program and transitioned to a staff scientist in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) in 2024.

Research Interests

In ITEB, Dr. Hurson is working with Gretchen Gierach, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior investigator and Director of ITEB, and supports branch investigations of etiologic and subtype heterogeneity in breast cancer through integrative analyses of risk factor, genomic, and histologic/radiologic imaging data, with the incorporation of computational pathology methods.