Dr. Cullen Biostatistician

Grant Writer and Biostatistics Consultant Dr. Jennie C.

As a cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Jennie conducts translational research on biomarker assays for cancer detection and prognostication of cancer outcomes including metastasis and cancer-specific death, with a focus on health disparities and quality of life along the continuum of cancer care.  In her role as Director of the Epidemiologic Research Program at CPDR, she manages a clinical data repository of over 28,000 military health care beneficiaries who are followed longitudinally from time of prostate cancer diagnosis until death.  These data are linked to the CPDR biospecimen repository which includes frozen tissues, radical prostatectomy specimens (FFPE), urine and whole blood. She is responsible for study design and statistical analysis plans for research involving these two data sources.  Her database team includes an IT Director, a Principal Biostatistician, a junior epidemiologist, a data analyst, and 8 field data managers.  She also mentors medical residents and students, as well as college students, as part of CPDR’s ongoing education and training efforts. 

In 2015, she was awarded a Department of Defense Congressionally-directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) grant (http://cdmrp.army.mil/pcrp/awards/14hdraeiawards.shtml ).  She also recently received notice of funding for a DOD Intramural Precision Medicine Research Award as co-PI (PI: Dr. Jonathan Forsberg, Funding Opportunity # DHA-16-CRII-PMRA).

Dr. Jennie earned a PhD in Epidemiology (2000) and a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley (1993).  She also earned a Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University (1997). She sits on the Editorial Board for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, and serves as a peer reviewer for Journal of the National Cancer Institute, American Journal of Public Health, and Medical Care.   She also serves as a peer reviewer of scientific grant applications for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

She is on the Editorial Board for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, and has served as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals including:  Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Cancer, Medical Care, Medical Decision Making, Scandinavian Journal of Urology.

Her volunteer appointments include Board Member & Secretary, American Childhood Cancer Organization and, at Children’s National Health System, she has several volunteer roles: Member, Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment, Palliative Care Team; co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Council, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and Member, Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala Planning Committee. 

To work with grant writer and biostatistics consultant Dr. Jennie, please visit our quote page and request her in the description area.

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