Marina Dathe, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Office of the Associate Director

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E120, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Knowledge synthesis and translation
  • Evidence-based program evaluation
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Risk prevention


  • M.P.H. - Behavioral and Community Health
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S. - Business Administration
    European Business School Paris


Ms. Marina Dathe is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Office of the Associate Director. In this role, she focuses on outcome evaluation of EGRP’s grants portfolio to inform the Program’s strategic planning activities. Her responsibilities involve data synthesis and analysis; the assessment of effectiveness and productivity of initiatives, programs, and projects; and the generation of recommendations and narratives to accompany grant and project portfolio evaluations. Ms. Dathe has also assisted EGRP with systematically integrating the rapidly accumulating knowledge base and tools for cancer epidemiology and genomics to accelerate research. She has collaborated with other scientific staff and contractors to develop knowledge management tools (e.g., online information and databases) and conduct knowledge synthesis (e.g., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and meta-research). As a Fellow, Ms. Dathe has developed a data mining interface to enable rapid processing and coding of large amounts of data.

During her graduate studies, Ms. Dathe interned with the Science of Research and Technology Branch within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science's (DCCPS) Behavioral Research Program (BRP) at NCI. She worked on the Science of Team ScienceExternal Web Site Policy initiative to develop a systems map of factors influencing team processes and outcomes. For her M.P.H. capstone project, Ms. Dathe conceptualized and developed an interactive web-based systems map illustrating the breadth, depth, and strength of the peer-reviewed literature investigating health outcomes of recreational marijuana use for adolescents and young adults.

Ms. Dathe is fluent in French, German, and English, and previously worked in various capacities for non-profit and for-profit organizations in Europe.

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