Tuya Pal, MD
- Associate Director for Cancer Health Disparities
- Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
- Professor of Medicine
- Professor of Pediatrics
My research is focused on identification of basic or clinical research: genetic risk factors that place individuals at a higher risk for cancer, as well as strategies to reduce this risk, including efforts focused in underserved populations. My research spans both the cancer prevention and control continuum as well as the care delivery continuum. Since 2005, I have led multiple studies to investigate the etiology of early onset breast cancer in black women. Since I created the <a href="https://inheritedcancer.net/"> Inherited Cancer Registry (ICARE) Initiative</a> in 2010, I have led multiple efforts to better understand the provision of clinical cancer genetic services across diverse populations, healthcare settings, and providers, at both the patient and provider level.
- M.D., McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1992)