Hamdi Abdi, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Environmental Epidemiology Branch

Contact Information

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E122, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Underserved/under-researched populations
  • Refugee health
  • Maternal and child health


  • M.P.H. - Epidemiology
    George Mason University
  • B.S. - Community Health, Nutrition
    George Mason University


Ms. Hamdi Abdi is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB). In this capacity, she will help coordinate and manage projects on an array of environmental factors (e.g., chemical exposures, pesticides, infectious agents, low-dose radiation, and social determinants) and their relationship to cancers. She will also assist with the coordination and development of future funding opportunities for the extramural research community.

Prior to joining EGRP, Hamdi was a guest researcher at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) where she had the opportunity to study the influence of social relationships on the communication of genetic/genomic risk information within families.

Previously, Ms. Abdi held a student researcher position within the Global Health Department of George Mason University (GMU) where she studied injuries in Argentinian middle school students. She also spent a summer in Somalia as a public health volunteer where she worked in a maternity hospital with local midwives and assisted with community-based training.


Abdi H, Abdirahman HA, & Jacobsen KH. Injuries and sports injuries among Argentinian students aged 13-15 years. International Sports Studies: Journal and Sport. 2015 May; 37(1):16-26.

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