Mia M. Gaudet, PhD

Scientific Director, Epidemiology Research


Mia Gaudet conducts independent and collaborative research, as well as oversees data and biospecimen resource development, to promote the research of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer epidemiology in the Cancer Prevention Study cohorts. 


Gaudet’s research aims to identify and clarify the risk factors for breast cancer subtypes as defined by digital image characteristics, protein and gene expression, and somatic mutation signatures in tumor tissue samples. In the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS), she oversees the collection of breast and ovarian tumor tissue specimens, and she recently launched the collection of benign breast biopsies in CPS-3. 

As a breast cancer epidemiology expert, Gaudet’s research informs cancer prevention recommendations, breast cancer screening guidelines, and the development of risk prediction models. She has co-authored “Genetic Epidemiology of Breast Cancer” in Women & Health (2013) and “Breast Cancer Epidemiology” in the 4th edition of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (2017), a premier reference text in cancer epidemiology. 


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 2007
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2005
  • MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2001


For a full list of Gaudet’s publications, visit her Google Scholar page.