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Rachel Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH

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Rachel Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH



Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon is a Senior Investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon received a B.S. in nutrition and dietetics at the University of California, Davis in 1984, followed by a dietetic internship and M.Ed. in health science (nutrition) education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and George Peabody School of Education, respectively. After this training, she worked as a registered dietitian for several years. In 1994, she completed a M.P.H. with concentrations in epidemiology and nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon joined the National Cancer Institute in 1996 as a predoctoral fellow in the Cancer Prevention Studies Branch in the in the former Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and later the Center for Cancer Research, and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1999. As a Cancer Prevention Fellow, she continued postdoctoral research in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She became an investigator in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch in December 2002, and was awarded NIH scientific tenure and promoted to Senior Investigator in 2011.

Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon has won several awards in recognition of her contributions to cancer research, including the 2008 NIH Merit Award for sustained and innovative work in elucidating nutritional, genetic, infectious, and other determinants of pancreatic cancer. She is an active mentor, working with graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon also holds a position as an adjunct Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Public Health, is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a member of the American Society of Epidemiology.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (1999)
  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (1994)

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