Sarah Markt is an emerging star as a cancer researcher and cancer epidemiologist,” ….. said Lorelei Mucci, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Sarah Markt, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor in PQHS was recently recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business among its 40 Under Forty of 2021.
As the Crain's profile notes, Dr. Markt co-leads a National Cancer Institute working group on prostate cancer.
“That’s a very prominent role for someone at this stage of her career,” Mucci said. “Sarah is very well-known as an essential member of cancer research teams.”
Moreover, Markt, along with clinicians and pathologists at UCLA, recently received a large grant from the U.S. Army Prostate Cancer Program, the largest funder of prostate cancer research in the country.
Markt sees her ability to get the right people working together as her biggest career win.
“One of the things I’m most proud of is my ability to build successful, multidisciplinary, collaborative teams across different institutions … to think about what’s the best way to understand risk factors for cancer initiation and progression,” she said.
While most of Markt’s research still deals with prostate and bladder cancer, she is helping the Cleveland Department of Public Health — in partnership with Case Western Reserve University — manage, analyze, display and report the huge amount of data coming out of COVID-19 to understand the pandemic.