Amber Hurson, Ph.D., joined the Trans-Divisional Research Program (TDRP) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2021. Dr. Hurson earned her M.P.H. in epidemiology from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 2014 and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill in 2021. Her doctoral research focused on the joint effects of estrogen receptor status and TP53 pathway defects in breast cancer etiology and survival and was conducted as a predoctoral fellow in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch.
In TDRP, under the mentorship of Montserrat Garcia-Closas, M.D., Dr.P.H., Deputy Director, Dr. Hurson is continuing her investigation of etiologic and subtype heterogeneity in breast cancer through integrative analyses of risk factor, genomic, and histologic/radiologic imaging data, with the incorporation of computational pathology methods.