Brenda Diergaarde

  • Associate Professor
  • Member, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program
  • Faculty in Human Genetics, Center for Bioethics and Health Law and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program
  • Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands) – M.Sc. Biochemistry, 1993
  • Wageningen University (Wageningen, the Netherlands) – Ph.D. Molecular Epidemiology, 2004
  • Dutch Cancer Society Training Fellowship, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), 2003-2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), 2005-2007
  • Research Ethics and The Responsible Conduct of Research (PUBHLT 2030)
  • Introduction to Gene Mapping (HUGEN 2029)

Students' essays, theses, dissertations

Research Interests
  • Role of environmental, lifestyle, and (epi)genetic factors in the development, progression and treatment of cancer, including cancers of the lung, head & neck, colon and breast
  • Biomarkers for early detection of cancer, response to treatment, and risk stratification
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Research Ethics
Selected Publications

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