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Quiera Booker is in the Integrated Tumor Epidemiology Branch

Quiera S. Booker, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Postdoctoral Fellow
iCURE Scholar

NCI Shady Grove | Room 7E222

Quiera Booker, Ph.D., M.P.H., joined the NCI in 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB). She is also an iCURE Scholar through the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, where she is mentored by Dr. LeeAnn Bailey.

Dr. Booker earned a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia in 2017. She completed her M.P.H (2020) and Ph.D. (2023) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. Dr. Booker's graduate studies research portfolio focused on breast cancer survivorship care utilization among underserved patient populations. In her dissertation, she explored the effects of sociocultural factors, race, and ethnicity on the relationship between motherhood and receipt of treatment among breast cancer patients. 

In ITEB, Dr. Booker is integrating her molecular and social epidemiology expertise to study breast cancer disparities under the co-mentorship of Jonine Figueroa, Ph.D., M.P.H., NIH Distinguished Scholar and senior investigator, and Gretchen Gierach, Ph.D., M.P.H., ITEB Director and senior investigator.