Dr. Veiga received her M.H.S. in environmental biophysics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and a Ph.D. in cancer epidemiology from the National School of Public Health in Brazil. She worked for many years as a research scientist at the Brazilian Institute of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry. From 2008-2010, Dr. Veiga was a postdoctoral visiting scientist in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB). After returning to Brazil, she continued to collaborate with NCI on several REB studies as a senior research scientist at the Brazilian Institute of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry. From 2017-2018, Dr. Veiga was an ORISE contract worker for REB, and she was appointed as a staff scientist in 2018.
Dr. Veiga has more than thirty years of experience in the field of radiation protection and environmental and medical radiation research, with specialized expertise in radiation epidemiology and second cancers. She currently supports a number of initiatives in medical radiation, including the ongoing Pediatric CT Scans Cohorts in the UK and Canada, the Kaiser Breast Cancer Survivors Cohort, the pooled analysis of brain tumors after radiotherapy for childhood cancer, and nested case-control studies within the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study.