Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center
Genetic Epidemiology
PhD from University of Texas Health Science Center
MPH from University of Texas Health Science Center
Disease Control
BS from Houston Baptist University
Biology, Political Science

Honors & Awards

Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health
Pediatric Loan Repayment Program
Research Mentoring Award
Kurt Groten Family Research Scholars Award
Annual Investigator Meeting Travel Award
Invited participant, Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop
“Top Abstracts” recipient
Best Poster
Top Scoring Abstracts Award
Best Poster
F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award

Professional Interests

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Childhood cancer
  • Overlap between birth defects and childhood cancer
  • Late effects in cancer survivors

Professional Statement

The ultimate goal of my research is to discover factors that can be used in childhood cancer prevention efforts and targeted interventions to limit the adverse consequences of childhood cancer treatment.

Selected Publications


American Association for Cancer Research
Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium
Childhood Leukemia International Consortium
Children’s Oncology Group
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Focus on Rhabdo
International Society of Paediatric Oncology
Advisory Committee to the Texas Cancer Registry
Teratology Society


Epigenomic Profiling of Metabolic Outcomes in Childhood Leukemia Survivors - #U24CASS727 (Parent grant ID)
Grant funding from Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)/NCI
Exploring the Intersection Between Childhood Cancer and Birth Defects to Identify Novel Cancer Predisposition Syndromes - #Epidemiology Grant
Grant funding from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
The Intersection between Childhood Cancer and Congenital Anomalies: Identifying Novel Cancer Predisposition Syndromes - #RP140258
Grant funding from Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Basis of Cancer Predisposition in Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma - #RP170071
Grant funding from CPRIT
Molecular Epidemiology And Somatic Alterations Driving Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia In Down Syndrome - #RP170074
Grant funding from CPRIT
Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Acute Leukemia (REDIAL) Consortium
Grant funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation
The Early-Life Exposome and Risk of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - #RP180755
Grant funding from CPRIT
A Multidisciplinary Approach for Identifying and Characterizing Novel Congenital Malformation Syndromes - #R01HD093660
Grant funding from NIH/NICHD