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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Derek Brown, Ph.D., joined the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) as a postdoctoral fellow in October 2019. Dr. Brown earned his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 2012 and received an M.S. in biostatistics from George Washington University in 2014. In 2019, he graduated with a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Brown’s doctoral research focused on novel propensity score methods for non-binary treatments.

In DCEG, Dr. Brown is working with Mitchell Machiela, Sc.D., M.P.H., Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, ITEB. His work focuses on the role played by germline genetics and somatic mutations on future cancer risk.