Meet the Research Team

Laura BierutLaura J. Bierut, MD, is the Principal Investigator of the African-American Women: Breast Cancer Genetics Study. Dr. Bierut is the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bierut’s research focuses on understanding the role of genetic and environmental factors in health behaviors. She is an expert in genetic studies, and she has led many research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health throughout her career. Dr. Bierut has been recognized as a “Best Doctor” in America for many years.




Foluso Bisi Ademuyiwa, Foluso Bisi Ademuyiwa, MD, MPH, is a Co-investigator on the African-American Women: Breast Cancer Genetics Study. Dr. Ademuyiwa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Ademuyiwa is a practicing breast cancer oncologist who sees patients at the Siteman Cancer Center. She conducts research on breast cancer, with particular focus on breast cancer in young women and racial disparities in breast cancer. 




Sarah HartzSarah M. Hartz, MD, PhD, is a Co-investigator on the African-American Women: Breast Cancer Genetics Study. Dr. Hartz is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Hartz is currently the Principal Investigator of a career award from the National Institutes of Health. Her research interests include precision medicine and returning genetic results to research participants.

 




Katherine WeilbaecherKatherine Weilbaecher, MD, is a Co-investigator on the African-American Women: Breast Cancer Genetics Study. Dr. Weilbaecher is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Weilbaecher is a practicing breast cancer oncologist who sees patients at the Siteman Cancer Center. In her research laboratory, she studies the biological mechanisms that contribute to metastasis of cancer to bone.