Host: National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
ORWH’s quarterly lecture series, “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women,” amplifies research that incorporates an intersectional framework and addresses the breadth of topics relevant to the health of women. The next session “Cancer Disparities: Methods and Measurement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity” will feature presentations from Drs. Laura Fejerman and Scarlett Lin Gomez. During the session, attendees will learn about (1) the relationship between genetic ancestry and breast cancer risk in Hispanic/Latina women; and (2) research on cancer in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations focusing on approaches to go beyond racial and ethnic categories to understand cancer patterns and risk, and prognostic factors in distinct groups.
Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., M.Sc. Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; University of California, Davis
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., M.P.H. Professor, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco