Dorothy Pathak is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics. Her research focuses on cancer etiology and prevention.
Dr. Pathak received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of New Mexico. She obtained her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Pathak’s research has focused on breast cancer incidence for over 35 years. Her work has investigated the effects of migration on breast cancer incidence among Polish immigrant women. Additional research interests include the integration of epidemiological and preventive concepts into the practice of family medicine. Dr. Pathak has also led an effort funded by the Department of Defense to improve compliance with recommendations for the secondary prevention of breast cancer in eight Family Practice Residencies affiliated with MSU’s Family Practice Department.