A. Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH
A. Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH, joined CDC as an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's (DCPC's) Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in 2003. The majority of her work focused on the early detection of breast and ovarian cancer and research related to CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Additionally, Dr. Ryerson has provided epidemiologic expertise and leadership to the Division’s research, resources, and programs aimed at identifying and addressing the needs of cancer survivors.
In 2012, Dr. Ryerson took a position in the Cancer Surveillance Branch as lead of the Surveillance Research Team. Currently, she conducts and leads a number of data dissemination and research activities related to the National Program of Cancer Registries. She also provides epidemiological expertise for the Division’s Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) using CDC’s cancer surveillance data.
The most recent articles Dr. Ryerson has first-authored include—
- 2008 Recent trends in U.S. mammography use from 2000–2006: a population-based analysis.
- 2008 Burden of potentially human papillomavirus-associated cancers of the oropharynx and oral cavity in the U.S., 1998–2003.
- 2007 Symptoms, diagnoses, and time to key diagnostic procedures among older U.S. women with ovarian cancer.
- 2007 Use of mammograms among women aged >40 years—United States, 2000–2005.
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