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The research interests and expertise of Gloria M. Petersen, Ph.D., are in the application of genetic epidemiology methods to understand cancer etiology. Her work includes genetic linkage analysis of cancer families, case-control studies for gene discovery, and genetic and environmental association studies.
Dr. Petersen has also studied the impact of disclosure of genetic research findings to study participants. Her disease research focus is pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers. She provides oversight to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as deputy director for population sciences and institutionally, for health disparities and community outreach research.
Dr. Petersen's goal is to translate gene discoveries into clinical application with respect to improving risk assessment through modeling and genetic testing.
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