Dr. Jasmine McDonald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. She received her Doctorate in 2009 from the Biological Sciences in Public Health Program at Harvard University, with a concentration in Immunology and Infectious Disease. She then pursued postdoctoral training in breast cancer epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She is a multidisciplinary trained molecular epidemiologist whose research program provides unique perspectives and novel study designs to examine the complexities of breast cancer etiology and risk reduction across the life course. An avid teacher and mentor, Dr. McDonald teaches Cancer Epidemiology at MSPH, is the Assistant Director of Cancer Education at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), and is the Co-Director of the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) Program at the HICCC. The CURE program serves high school and undergraduate students from underserved backgrounds and communities, and has hosted over 40 students since 2015.
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