Alumni Profiles

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Judith Graber, PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences ’12, MS ’92, is an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health.  She is the first researcher to conduct a nested case control study of cancer incidence among World Trade Center responders.  She investigates the interactive roles of occupational and behaviors risk factors (such as tobacco use) on cancer incidence. Her current research assesses risk factors and mechanisms for head and neck cancer.  Before joining Rutgers, she spent 15 years working at the CDC and the Maine Bureau of Health.

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Jessica Madrigal, PhD in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology ’20, is a post-doctoral fellow with the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, part of the National Institutes of Health.  She uses geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental exposure assessment and to identify determinants of environmental exposures that are related to cancers, and cancer risk, in adults and children.  As a researcher at UIC, she focused on chronic disease prevention and health disparities and collaborated on studies to evaluate the associations between heavy metal exposures and pulmonary function among children.