Who's Who

Sara Schonfeld


Section of Environment and Radiation



Academic Degrees

2009PhDEpidemiologyJohns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore, MDUSA
2005MPHEpidemiologyGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
1999BARussian StudiesHamilton CollegeClinton, NYUSA

Current Research Projects

  • Historical cohort study of cancer mortality following exposure to chrysotile asbestos at the Uralasbest plant in Asbest, Russian Federation
    Evgeny Kovalevskiy (SRIOH), Hans Kromhout (IRAS); IARC: Sara Schonfeld, Valerie McCormack, Joachim Schüz

  • Occupational and Environmental Radiation Exposures to Populations in the Southern Urals, Russia. Collaboration with US, NCI
    URCRM: Aleksandr Akleyev, Lyudmila Krestinina; SUBI: Mikhail Sokolnikov, Nina Koshournikova; NCI: Ethel Gilbert; Dale Preston (Hirosoft Intl); IARC: Joachim Schüz, Sara Schonfeld

Selected Publications

Schonfeld SJ, Tsareva YV, Preston DL, Okatenko PV, Gilbert ES, Ron E, Sokolnikov ME, Koshurnikova NA. In Press Cancer mortality following in utero exposure among offspring of female Mayak Worker Cohort members. Radiation Research

Schonfeld SJ, Neta G, Sturgis EM, Pfeiffer RM, Hutchinson AA, Xu L, Wheeler W, Guénel P, Rajaraman P, de Vathaire F, Ron E, Tucker MA, Chanock SJ, Sigurdson AJ, Brenner AV. (2012) Common genetic variants in sex hormone pathway genes and papillary thyroid cancer risk Thyroid; 22(2) : 151-6.

Schonfeld SJ, Pfeiffer RM, Lacey JV, Jr., Berrington de Gonzalez A, Doody MM, Greenlee RT, Park Y, Schairer C, Schatzkin A, Sigurdson AJ, Hartge P, Visvanathan K. (2011) Hormonal risk factors and postmenopausal breast cancer among nulliparous vs. parous women: An aggregated study American Journal of Epidemiology; 173(5) : 509-17

Schonfeld SJ, Lee C, Berrington de Gonzalez A (2011) Overview: Medical exposure to radiation and thyroid cancer Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol); 23(4) : 244-50.

SJ, Ron E, Kitahara CM, Brenner A, Park Y, Sigurdson AJ, SchatzkinA, Berrington de González A. (2011) Hormonal and reproductive factors and risk of postmenopausal thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cancer Epidemiology; 35(6) : e85-90

Scientific Societies Membership

Society for Epidemiology Research

Prizes, Honours

Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Travel Scholarship for the Third North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal Canada, 2011

New Investigator Travel Award, 2010 ASA Conference on Radiation and Health, Annapolis, MD, 2010
Best Student Poster Award, American Society of Preventive Oncology, 34th Annual Meeting. Bethesda, MD, 2010