Dr. Laura Fejerman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF Department of Medicine, with an interest in the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases. She has a Licenciate in Social Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and an MSc degree in Human Biology and a PhD degree in Biological Anthropology from Oxford University (England).
Dr. Fejerman’s research focuses on understanding the effect of genetic and non-genetic factors on breast cancer risk and progression in populations of mixed descent (e.g., Latinos and African Americans). She is currently taking part in a collaborative project conducting a genome-wide association study and admixture mapping of breast cancer in Latinas in the United States.
For her BIRCWH research, Dr. Fejerman is analyzing data from a collaborative study in order to uncover possible genetic risk variants for breast cancer in Latinas. Her BIRCWH mentors are Elad Ziv, MD, and Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD.