Jonine L. Bernstein, Is an Attending Epidemiologist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City. The focus of her research is in the area of genetic and molecular epidemiology, particularly in the etiology of breast cancer and gliomas. She is also working on projects developing and validating biomarkers of breast cancer. The overarching theme of Dr. Bernstein’s research program is to understand cancer risk and progression in order to identify those at highest risk because of gene carrier status, environmental exposures, or a combination of both. Dr. Bernstein is the PI of the international population-based 25-center Women’s Environmental Cancer Radiation and Epidemiologic (WECARE) Study which was specifically designed to examine the interaction of radiation exposure and genetic predisposition in breast cancer, especially radiation-associated contralateral breast cancer. She is also PI of the IMAGINE (for IMAGINg and Epidemiology) Study, a multi-center study focused on developing imaging biomarkers of breast cancer risk and prognosis. Currently Dr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors-Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology, and is a new member of Scientific Advisory Boards of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation and the US EPA Radiation Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society. Dr. Bernstein was Co-Chair of the Third North American Congress of Epidemiology, and she is honored to serve as the current President of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Bernstein holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Yale University, an MS in Applied Biometry from the University of Southern California, and an AB from Brown University. Before joining the faculty at MSK, she was Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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