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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Gieira S. Jones, Ph.D., joined the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2020, and was promoted to research fellow in 2021. She earned her B.S. in biology from Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina, her M.S. in epidemiology from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jones was previously with DCEG as a postbaccalaureate scholar in the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program and worked with Dr. James Goedert (retired) and others on microbiome studies.

In MEB, Dr. Jones investigates racial/ethnic differences in the risks of hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, as well as other liver cancer-related topics, under the mentorship of Katherine McGlynn, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior investigator.