Anca Dragomir, Ph.D.
Anca Dragomir, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. Dr. Dragomir has received a PhD in Epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Licentiate degree in Mathematics from University of Timisoara, Romania, and an Education Certificate in Mathematics from University of Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Dragomir is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Parker Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.
Dr. Dragomir has more than 15 years of work experience as an epidemiologist. Her research work has involved projects related to arthritis epidemiology, the epidemiology of uterine leiomyomata, smoking cessation, and cancer control and prevention, which has resulted in 22 peer-reviewed publications and 45 abstracts presented at national and international conferences. At the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, she has served as the epidemiologist for the Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries Project, and as the Director of the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Shared Resource.
Dr. Dragomir has been very passionate about teaching since she has started her teaching career as a high school teacher. She has had formal coursework in pedagogy and psychology, and she has been certified as a teacher after teaching Mathematics for several years. Dr. Dragomir has served as a member of the GUMC Teaching Academy Working Group, and she is currently a Principal Member, Direct Teaching. Dr. Dragomir is actively involved in the Master of Science programs in Biostatistics, Global Health, and Physiology, by teaching every semester graduate level introductory courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and also by mentoring graduate students for their thesis projects.