Liora Sahar, PhD, GISP
Director Evaluation Informatics, Statistics and Evaluation Center
Liora Sahar, PhD, is the Director of Evaluation Informatics within the Statistics & Evaluation Center in the Intramural Research Department at the American Cancer Society. The focus of her work within society programs is to engage in geospatial research with application to American Cancer Society mission and income decision making. As a geodetic engineer and a GIS Professional (GISP) she supports daily activities of ACS programs and units by analyzing spatial data and geo-coded databases to produce maps and reports.
A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Sahar is affiliated with their Center for GIS and serves as adjunct faculty and teaches a graduate Remote Sensing class. She joined the Society after working as a Sr. Geospatial analyst and GIS Expert within the Information Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation. She was leading and supporting projects and research initiatives within the corporation as well as multiple centers within the CDC, spanning Dengue fever, emergency response, water pollution, food safety, cancer registry, modeling and simulation for childhood obesity and polio eradication. She served as the Professional Liaison within the CDC/Geography and Geospatial Working Group (GeoSWG) and initiated a GIS Community of Practice, chaired a Technical Advisory Committee and served as the Professional development chair for the Women in Northrop Grumman (WiNGS).