Hayley Aja, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Modifiable Risk Factors Branch

Hayley Aja

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E576, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Air pollution and its effects on various health outcomes
  • Global health
  • Infectious disease
  • Occupational and environmental epidemiology


  • M.P.H. - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
    University of Michigan
  • B.S. - Biology and Environmental Science
    University of Michigan


Ms. Aja joined the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB). In this capacity, she supports the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program, as well as other projects associated with the global burden of environmental pollution and cancer.

During her graduate studies, Ms. Aja worked as a research assistant in an air quality lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She also worked at the Department of Defense's National Center for Medical Intelligence in the Infectious Disease Division, where she focused on issues related to global health policy.

Previously, Ms. Aja worked with the University of Michigan Biological Station to design and complete a research project which examined the distribution of the parasite that causes Swimmer's Itch, commonly found in the waters of northern Michigan. Additionally, she volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor, MI and held a leadership role in planning the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at the University of Michigan.

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