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Q&A with Former Fellows

The DCEG Fellowship Program offers training for fellows with varied backgrounds and prepares them for a wide range of careers in epidemiology, genomics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. The majority of postbaccalaureate fellows continue on to graduate or medical school programs after completing a fellowship in DCEG. Our postdoctoral fellows find careers in a variety of sectors, such as academia, government, private industry, and non-profit organizations.

Former DCEG fellows discuss their career paths and offer advice for current and future fellows. Click on the images or names below to read each Q&A.

  • Sarah Keadle, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Interview with Dr. Sarah Keadle, former fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Keadle discusses her time in DCEG and how it prepared her for her current position as Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University, Department of Kinesiology and Public Health.

  • Marlena Maziarz, Ph.D.

    Interview with Dr. Marlena Maziarz, former fellow in the Biostatistics Branch. Dr. Maziarz reflects on her time in DCEG and on her current position as Biostatistician, Clinical Research Centre at Lund University, Sweden.

  • Lauren Houghton, Ph.D., M.Sc.

    Interview with Dr. Lauren Houghton, former fellow in the DCEG Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program. Dr. Houghton discusses her time in DCEG and how she applies the skills learned there in her current position as Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Fangyi Gu, M.D., Sc.D.

    Interview with Dr. Fangyi Gu, former fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Gu discusses her time in DCEG and how she applies the skills she developed to her current position as Assistant Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Alison Mondul, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

    Interview with Dr. Alison Mondul, former fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Mondul reflects on her time in DCEG and how she applies what she learned in her current position as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan.

  • David Wheeler, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.

    Interview with Dr. David Wheeler, former fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Wheeler reflects on his time in DCEG and the skills he brought with him to his current position as Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Diana Merino, Ph.D., M.Sc.

    Interview with Dr. Diana Merino, former fellow in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Merino reflects on her experiences in DCEG and how they help her in her current position as Science Policy Analyst at Friends of Cancer Research.

  • Hisani Madison, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Interview with Dr. Hisani Madison, former fellow in the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Madison reflects on the skills she developed in DCEG and how they serve her in her current position as Associate Director and Diagnostics Expert, Oncology, AstraZeneca.

  • Mia Gaudet, Ph.D.

    Interview with Dr. Mia Gaudet, former fellow in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch and Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch. She discusses her experiences in DCEG and her subsequent position as scientific director of epidemiology research at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Gaudet recently returned to DCEG as senior scientist for the Connect for Cancer Prevention Study.

  • Todd Gibson, Ph.D.

    Interview with Dr. Todd Gibson, former fellow in the Nutritional Epidemiology and Radiation Epidemiology Branches. He reflects on his time in DCEG and how the skills he developed helped him in his subsequent job as Assistant Member at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Gibson recently returned to DCEG as a staff scientist in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch.

  • Elizabeth Yanik, Ph.D.

    Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Yanik, former fellow in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch. She reflects on her time in DCEG and how it prepared her for her current position as Assistant Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.