Catherine Yu

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

Telephone: (240) 276-6730
Fax: (240) 276-7920

  • B.S. - Biology, Duke University


Ms. Catherine Yu is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP) Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB), where she works on the management and coordination for the COnsortium of METabolomic Studies (COMETS) and the metabolomic Quality Assurance and quality Control Consortium (mQACC). Her other projects include evaluating the use of multi-omic data integration in the NIH portfolio.

Before joining EGRP, Ms. Yu was a research assistant at the Duke University School of Medicine, where she facilitated qualitative interviews to gather insight on the reasons mothers in Durham, NC, choose to vaccinate their children and performed a literature review to determine facilitators, barriers, feasibility, and acceptability of school-based human papillomavirus (HPV)vaccination programs. She also interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she recruited patients from the pediatric and adult emergency departments for several simultaneous prospective studies that dealt with asthma, comparing text to audio-visual discharge instructions, efficacy of using augmented reality to dose emergency medications to children, and use of wet-electrode electroencephalogram (EEG) to detect concussions.