Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, MS

Research Interests

  • Identifying Similarities and Differences in Epidemiologic and Genetic Risk Factors and Survival Across Subtypes of Ovarian Cancer
  • Identifying Factors Associated with Ovarian Cancer Survival Disparities by Race/Ethnicity
  • Characterizing Epidemiologic and Molecular Features of Ovarian Cancer in Diverse Populations
  • Evaluating the Utility of Biomarkers Such as Telomere Length and Methylation Markers for Risk Stratification for Lung Cancer


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences - Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Cancer Population Science, Gynecologic Oncology

Academic Bio

Dr. Doherty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah and a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. She is the Executive Director of the Utah Cancer Registry and the Principal Investigator of the Utah Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) site. Her NIH-funded research program focuses on the molecular and genetic epidemiology of ovarian and lung cancers. Dr. Doherty received her BS in Biology from Cornell University, an MS in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. After her post-doctoral fellowship, she joined the faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In 2012, she moved to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She has been a member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah since 2016. Dr. Doherty holds an affiliate investigator appointment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an adjunct professor appointment with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is a standing member of the NIH Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Panel B Study Section, and a member of the Steering Committee for the American Association for Cancer Research Molecular Epidemiology Working Group. She is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of team scientists.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Training Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Postdoctoral Training
Doctoral Training University of Washington
Certification University of Washington
Public Health Genetics
Graduate Training University of Illinois at Chicago
Undergraduate Cornell University