Laura Rozek

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My research focuses on the epidemiology and population dynamics of global cancer. Through molecular epidemiology and mathematical modeling, my group characterizes the trends of specific types of cancer with the goal of developing targeted prevention strategies and guiding policy recommendations. We also study environmental exposures that may explain country-specific cancer incidence. My research and student placement has been largely conducted in Southeast Asia (especially Thailand), with additional work in the Middle East and Ethiopia, where cancer incidence is increasing at an unsustainable rate.