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Diana Withrow

Fellow, Junior Research Fellow

Medical Statistician

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

PhD (Toronto), MSc (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), BSc (Hons)(Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada)

Dr Diana Withrow is an epidemiologist working at the intersection of cancer and primary care. Through her research using large administrative databases and electronic health records, she aims to identify best practices to find cancer early and to achieve equity in cancer outcomes.

Dr Withrow holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Her PhD dissertation comprised the first national study of cancer survival in First Nations and Métis people in Canada. From 2016 to 2020, she was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the US National Cancer Institute. There, she studied the risk of radiation-related second cancer among cancer survivors and led descriptive projects of trends in cancer incidence and mortality in the US and abroad.