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Sara Schonfeld, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

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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 (REB). 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. She returned to REB as a staff scientist in 2016.

Research Interests

Dr. Schonfeld has broad experience conducting studies of environmental, medical and occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and risk of cancer. She currently supports research to elucidate the risk factors for subsequent malignancies among populations of cancer survivors. In particular, she studies the association between treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, for a first primary malignancy and risk of developing subsequent malignancies.

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