Cari Meinhold Kitahara
Cari Meinhold Kitahara, PhD, MS is an Investigator in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. She received an MHS and a PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kitahara’s research focuses on the etiology of thyroid cancer and on the potential cancer risks associated with occupational and medical radiation exposure. She is Principal Investigator of the U.S. Radiologic Technologists cohort study and the Hyperthyroid Follow-Up Study (an extension of the original Cooperative Thyrotoxicosis Therapy Follow-up Study assembled in the 1960s). She is the 2019 recipient of the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association and serves on the editorial board of Thyroid. She has authored over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts.