Dominique Sighoko, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Epidemiologist, Quality Improvement Specialist

Dominique Sighoko has expertise in descriptive, analytic and field epidemiology. She join the Breast Cancer Task Force on November 2014 as Epidemiologist: Quality Improvement Specialist.  Dominique obtained her Doctorate in Pharmacy at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology of Bamako, Mali on March 2007. On 2008 and 2011, she respectively obtained her master and PhD degrees in the Department of Molecular Carcinogenis at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized branch of the World Health Organization based in Lyon, France and was attached to the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. After her thesis defense, she spent 6 months of postdoctoral fellowship in the Quality Assurance Group at IARC. She joined the University of Chicago on July 2012, where she was postdoctoral fellow in the department of medicine.

From her master to her postdoctoral training, her research work has focused on breast cancer related to ethnicity. During her master and PhD, she intensively worked with population based cancer registries of Bamako - Mali and the Gambia, and has analyzed data on breast, cervix and liver cancers. She has initiated several field studies, among which a case-control study aiming to understand the impact of reproductive life on the risk to develop breast cancer among West African women. These works generated several peer reviewed manuscripts. During her training at the Quality Assurance Group at IARC, she was involved in the drafting of the European guideline for colorectal and cervix cancers screening. At the University of Chicago she was, among others, the junior leading field epidemiology and was actively involved in the field work were she drafted the workflow for the standard of operation statement of the field studies. Dominique was also in charge of the organization of data for the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. Using the African Breast Cancer Database of her lab and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data, she has generated peer review manuscripts focusing breast and endometrium cancers among African, African American and Caucasian American women.

Phone Number: (312) 942-3368


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