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Briseis (Brisa) Aschebrook-Kilfoy

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences

The major focus of Briseis (Brisa) Aschebrook-Kilfoy’s research is to elucidate the role of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors in the development of cancer and chronic disease. She is currently the director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Epidemiology Research and Recruitment Core, and a principal and/or key co-investigator on key projects of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Population and Precision Health, including the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS), the All of Us Research Program, and the National Cancer Institute’s Connect for Cancer Prevention cohort study. She is also the principal investigator of the North American Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Study, the largest of its kind to date. As a co-investigator in the ChicAgo Center for Health and the EnvironmenT (CACHET) and co-director of its Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core and Community Engagement Core, she has worked extensively to integrate novel air pollution monitoring technologies into large population health studies extending from the South Side of Chicago to Bangladesh and on health justice issues in Chicago.

Aschebrook-Kilfoy received her BA in biology and history, philosophy, and social studies of science and medicine from the University of Chicago. She earned an MPH in social and behavioral sciences, an MPhil in environmental health sciences, and a PhD in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

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