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Dr. Shelia Hoar Zahm

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Adjunct Faculty Member

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Local Address:  District of Columbia , United States
George Washington University
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Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20037
United States

Company Description: George Washington University Medical Center is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary academic health center that has consistently provided high-quality...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • doctorate , epidemiology
    Harvard School of Public Health
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Strategic Advisory Board Bios, 26 June 2014 [cached]
Shelia Hoar Zahm, Sc.D., received her doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and joined the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a staff fellow in 1980. She was tenured in 1987 in the Occupational Studies Section, became deputy chief of the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch in 1996, and served as deputy director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) from 1998 to 2011. Dr Zahm has received the American Occupational Medical Association's Merit in Authorship Award for a paper on job-exposure matrices, the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Merit Award, and the Public Health Service (PHS) Special Recognition Award for her work on the relationship between pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the NIH Director's Award for her program of research on cancer among migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the NIH Director's Award for developing NIH biospecimen storage and tracking guidelines, the NIH Merit Award for implementation of the NIH Reform Act of 2006, two NIH Quality of Work Life Awards, the DCEG Mentoring Award, and the DCEG Exemplary Service Award. Dr. Zahm serves on the editorial board of several journals and on numerous national and international committees, including service as chair of the United Auto Workers/General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board. Dr. Zahm was elected to the American Epidemiology Society in 1995 and is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University. Her research interests include pesticides and cancer, the etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and occupational cancer among women.
"It is always worth making the ..., 10 Mar 2008 [cached]
"It is always worth making the point that tobacco is the most important exposure to try to eliminate," but that message shouldn't preclude investigation of other exposures, says Shelia Hoar Zahm, deputy director of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute.
The report, with its focus on the admittedly incomplete science on environmental cancer risks, helps the U.S. government to keep the broad picture in mind as it continues its war on cancer, she says.
Researching the Effects of Pesticides on Kids, 9 Dec 1997 [cached]
In total, nine studies reviewed by National Cancer Institute epidemiologist Shelia Hoar Zahm found a statistically significant increase in brain cancer correlated with pesticide exposure. But Dr. Zahm also discovered five studies that found a less-than-significant increase, and three studies that found nothing at all.
:: Welcome to :: Staff - Advisory Board, 3 April 2010 [cached]
Shelia Hoar Zahm, Sc.D. Deputy Director Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS Rockville, MD
SAB, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Shelia Zahm, Sc.D., 2013-present
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