The University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD, as Associate Director for Population Science Research.
Dr. Mukherjee is John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health. She also serves as the Associate Chair for Biostatistics.
In her new role, she will oversee the Cancer Center’s research on cancer screening, detection, and prevention, as well as research on cancer outcomes, disparities, and new models of cancer care delivery. Dr. Mukherjee’s predecessor in this position was Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, who is now the Director of the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Mukherjee’s appointment is effective January 15.
Dr. Mukherjee’s cancer research has focused on how the interaction between genes and the environment impacts cancer risk. She has studied the roles of diet, physical activity, and lifestyle factors, and their interplay with the genetic architecture of an individual.
Dr. Mukherjee plans to foster and facilitate cross-collaboration within the Population Sciences Program in the Cancer Center and across various other units at the University of Michigan. Her goal will be to support the outstanding biomedical prevention and sociobehavioral programs at the Cancer Center, as well as help with new recruitments and initiatives that advance population sciences.
Dr. Mukherjee joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2006. She received her doctorate in statistics from Purdue University. ■