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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Hannah P. Yang, Ph.D., Sc.M.

Associate Director, Scientific Operations
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
Office of the Director

NCI Shady Grove | Room 7E344



In the Office of the Director, Dr. Hannah P. Yang oversees scientific review, site visits, annual and ad hoc reporting, executive search committees, budget formulation, and Division liaison activities to numerous NCI and NIH entities. She also supports the planning of a new prospective multi-center cohort study that will serve as an important Division-wide resource.

Dr. Yang received her B.S. in biology and the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Sc.M. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined DCEG as a pre-doctoral fellow in 2007 and completed her doctoral work through the Hopkins-DCEG partnership training program in cancer epidemiology. Upon completion of her doctorate, she became a postdoctoral fellow (2009-2011) and then a research fellow (2011-2012). She was appointed as a Staff Scientist in 2012. Dr. Yang has received several awards for her work, including DCEG awards for Outstanding Research Paper by a Staff Scientist (2013, 2015) and the CCR and DCEG award for Outstanding Poster at the Staff Scientist and Staff Clinician Retreat (2015).