Roxana Moslehi, Ph.D.
is a genetic epidemiologist
. Most of her research is dedicated to the study of cancer
and cancer precursors. Born in Iran
and raised in Canada
, she is currently an assistant professor
in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the State University of New York (SUNY
), where she has developed multiple courses related to genetic and molecular epidemiology and genomics-based public health and medicine. Through her research she has been contributing to the understanding of hereditary causes of diseases as well as the influence of gene-environment interactions on the risk of developing disease.
Roxana received her B.Sc. with honors, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia
(UBC) in Vancouver
, Canada. Following her Ph.D., she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) under the supervision of Dr. Mitchell Gail. While being a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH, she also received an adjunct assistant professor position at George Washington University
(GWU), where she developed a course entitled "controversies in cancer epidemiology" with Dr. Paul Levine.
Working with Drs. Steven Narod and J.M. Friedman, she was first to estimate the penetrance of BRCA1
mutations for breast
and other cancers in a study of Jewish women with ovarian cancer,BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Analysis of 208 Ashkenazi Jewish... Read More