Assistant Professor of Medicine Jessica Petrick, PhD, MPH, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. Dr. Petrick is an epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center, whose research as part of the Black Women’s Health Study focuses on gastrointestinal cancers – including colorectal, liver, and esophageal – and on the nutritional and molecular factors that may contribute to racial disparities along the cancer continuum. She received her doctorate in epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her master’s in epidemiology and health policy and bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health.
The Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, made possible through the generous support of BU Trustee Peter Paul, is presented to promising junior faculty who have been at BU for less than two years and who have held no prior professorships.