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Current Fellows in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program

Alaina Shreves, B.S. – Postbaccalaureate Fellow 

Alaina Shreves, B.S., joined DCEG as a postbaccalaureate fellow in June of 2018. She is a first-year student in the Masters of Science in Epidemiology program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Before joining the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program (EBP), Ms. Shreves received her degree in neuroscience and public health from the College of William and Mary. She was an Amgen Scholar at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the NIH, where she conducted life course epidemiology research under Dr. Laura Koehly. Her evolving interest in big data and health disparities led her to complete a senior honors thesis exploring the life course epidemiology of sickle cell disease and the detrimental impact of historically racist health policies with collaborators at William and Mary, the NIH, and Oxford University.

At NCI, Ms. Shreves works with Mia M. Gaudet, Ph.D., on the Connect for Cancer Prevention Cohort Study. She primarily assists with the production of study materials, creates dynamic workflows for public presentations, and leads the development of study questionnaires. She also works with Robert Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., and Rebecca J. Troisi, ScD., on a variety of descriptive and reproductive epidemiology projects. Her primary research interests include women’s cancers and reproductive health disparities.