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About Stephanie Boone, PhD
Stephanie Boone, PhD received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in May 2013, her Master of Science degree in Public Health (MPH) also from University of Louisville in 2008, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Spalding University (Louisville, KY) in 2006.
During her last two years as a PhD student, Dr. Boone was selected as a Susan G. Komen Trainee in the Post-Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research Grant at the University of Louisville (PI: Drs. Rick and Kathy Baumgartner, senior epidemiologists).
Stephanie’s expertise lies in cancer epidemiology. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the etiology of breast cancer through evaluation of modifiable lifestyle factors and susceptibility genes; health disparities in minority populations; and factors affecting breast cancer survival and long-term quality of life after breast cancer.
Dr. Boone has 3.5 years of experience assisting on a federally-funded population-based breast cancer study. During this time, she gained experiences in developing, implementing, and coordinating data collection efforts, conduction of genetic assays and data analysis, to name a few. Interaction with breast cancer survivors, or those adversely affected by breast cancer, helped her to see that behind a dataset of values and information is a unique story, these are not just numbers. This fueled her interest into a passion for cancer research.
Dr. Boone is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and James Graham Brown Caner Center at University of Louisville. A few of her short and long-term goals include: publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts, presenting at national cancer conferences, seeking extramural funding for breast cancer research in Kentucky, and developing epidemiology course(s) for a future position in academia.
If you have any questions for Stephanie, she can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org