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Brid M. Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 3060C
Bethesda, MD 20892


Dr. Ryan completed her undergraduate training in biochemistry at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2001. She received her Ph.D in Cancer Biology from University College Dublin and in 2006 was accepted into the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. In 2007, she completed a Masters of Public Health at University College Dublin. She worked under the mentorship of Dr Curtis Harris during her postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute. In 2013, she became an NCI Earl Stadtman tenure track investigator at the NCI.


Our research program addresses several unanswered questions in lung cancer using an approach that integrates epidemiological, experimental and translational research.

Disparities in lung cancer incidence, especially amongst men, have been evident for several decades. However, the potential etiological, genetic, and biological reasons behind these differences are underexplored and not well understood. Our laboratory investigates the science behind these health disparities and is using a multidisciplinary approach to address this question.

Our laboratory is also interested in applying a biological framework to understanding the mechanism of interaction between genetics and environment with regard to lung carcinogenesis. Specifically, we have an interest in both early and adult life exposures and mechanistically understanding how they mediate lung cancer risk later in life.

This page was last updated on 7/9/2014.