Monica D’Arcy, Ph.D., joined the division as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2017. Dr. D’Arcy received a B.A. in mathematics and a B.A.S. in computer science engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She then earned an M.S. in epidemiology from Temple University. Prior to beginning her doctoral program, she worked as a bioinformatics specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She earned her Ph.D. in cancer and pharmacoepidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in 2016. For her dissertation research she examined the association between antidepressants and colorectal cancer (CRC) in a Medicare population (2007-2013) under the mentorship of Jennifer Lund and Til Stürmer.
In DCEG, she is working with Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D., senior investigator, Biostatistics Branch, to use large databases, including the Transplant-Cancer Match Study and the SEER-Medicare linked database, to study risk factors for several cancers.