Curtin Group

Karen Curtin

Karen Curtin

Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat

Cancer Center Bio

Selected Achievements

John D. Morgan Fellowship Award in Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah (2008)

Letter of Recognition: Curtin et al., Feb 2009 - one of 20 most frequently cited CEBP articles of 2009 (2011)

Top Science Award, Huntsman Cancer Institute (2013)

Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Genetic Epidemiology) and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the John A. Moran Eye Center. She is Associate Director of the Utah Population Database (UPDB) at Huntsman Cancer Institute. In this capacity, she collaborates as a genetic and risk factor epidemiologist with principal investigators across the Health Sciences Center in addition to pursuing her own research interests. Curtin is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program, with a keen interest in the interaction of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic risk factors in the development of common, complex disease using unique research resources available in the state of Utah.

Curtin received her PhD in biomedical informatics with an emphasis in genetic epidemiology from the University of Utah. She received post-doctoral training in molecular, genetic, and risk factor epidemiology of cancer at the University of Utah. Prior to receiving her PhD, she was a Masters level biostatistician on large externally-funded cancer studies. She received the 2008 John D. Morgan Fellowship Award in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. A prolific and extensively published researcher, she recently received recognition from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a high-impact peer-reviewed journal, for one of the 20 most frequently cited articles of 2009. Curtin is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Association for Cancer Research and the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.