Executive Women’s Initiative

Event on 18 June 2018: Prof. Dr. Ruth Pfeiffer

Prof. Dr. Ruth Pfeiffer

Dr. Ruth Pfeiffer is a Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a leading expert in the development of statistical methods and tools to address pressing questions in cancer risk prediction and epidemiology. Her research focuses on the development of absolute risk prediction models or breast and colorectal cancer, as well as techniques to resolve the many challenges that arise in the analysis of germline genetic information for etiologic studies. In addition to her robust research program, Dr. Pfeiffer mentors pre and postdoctoral fellows and junior investigators and advocates for the interests of women scientists as an elected representative to the NIH Women Scientist Advisors Committee. Dr. Pfeiffer received an M.S. degree in applied mathematics from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and an M.A. degree in applied statistics and Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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