Dr. Cato Milder joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch in August 2022. He earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee in 2022. His doctoral research focused on the long-term health effects of occupational radiation exposure in Department of Energy-affiliated nuclear workers. He earned an M.S.P.H. in international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland in 2014, and a B.S. in physiology and a B.A. in East Asian studies, both at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 2012.
Dr. Milder is studying the etiology of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl residents exposed to radioactive iodine after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, under the mentorship of Lindsay Morton, Ph.D., Branch Director, and senior investigator. He is also studying sex-specific differences in cancer incidence and mortality and occupationally-received radiation dose-trends over time in the U.S. Radiologic Technologists Cohort, under the mentorship of Cari Kitahara, Ph.D., senior investigator.