Laura Fejerman, MSc, PhD

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.