When my mother had to miss my graduation because she was the sole caregiver for my grandmother, I knew the battle with cancer was real. When a hospice patient wished to donate their tissue for research because time was running out, once again I knew that the battle was real. I hope my research can help us win this battle and eliminate cancer.”
Valeria Elahy, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology, prevention, and survivorship with Population Science for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Under the mentorship of Ying Wang, PhD and Marjorie McCullough, ScD, RD, Elahy is investigating the role of lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship.
Elahy is particularly passionate about implementing causal inference modeling in her research. She believes that applying an emulated target trial approach to the rich Cancer Prevention Study II and CPS III data can provide new research opportunities and more robust estimates compared to the traditional statistical methods.
Before joining the ACS, Elahy used this novel approach to:
I enjoy traveling the world and walking the Big Creek Greenway trail in Georgia.