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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Melanie Sandquist, MPH

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: 240-620-0654

  • MPH – Epidemiology, George Washington University
  • BS - Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno


Melanie Sandquist, MPH, is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB). In this role, she provides research support for several projects, including the Cohorts for Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risk (CEECR) program.

Ms. Sandquist received her MPH in epidemiology from George Washington University, where she assisted in the implementation of a BCEENET Course-Based Undergraduate Research Program, an initiative to increase access to undergraduate research opportunities in underrepresented populations. While her research interests primarily lie in early-life environmental exposures in agricultural settings, her recent work with the Center for Translational Research at Children’s National Hospital included Family Centered advanced care planning in children with rare diseases and teens with cancer. In addition to her graduate studies, Ms. Sandquist also received a BS in community health sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno.