Katherine A. Guthrie, PhD is the lead statistician for the SWOG Gastrointestinal (GI) Committee and a contributing statistician for the Cancer Control & Prevention Survivorship Committee. She oversees study design, implementation, analysis and reporting activities for these committees, as well as collaborating on preparation of manuscripts. She serves on the NCI GI Steering Committee. As SWOG statistical faculty, and previously as a member of the Clinical Research Division of FHCRC, she has served a key role in the design, analysis and publication of numerous clinical research studies related to hematopoietic cell transplantation, solid tumors and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Guthrie is also a PI of the Data Coordinating Center for MsFLASH (Menopausal Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health), a network of scientists who design and conduct multiple concurrent clinical trials to identify treatments for alleviating the most bothersome symptoms of the menopausal transition. Her leadership for the Data Coordinating Center includes oversight of database development, reporting and statistical analysis, and collaboration on design, implementation and reporting of trials with the site investigators.
Additional interests include studies of the health effects of microchimerism with J. Lee Nelson's lab, where microchimerism refers to small numbers of cells that traffic from a mother into the fetus and from the fetus into the mother during pregnancy and which may persist in their respective hosts decades later. Dr. Guthrie is a collaborator in epidemiologic studies related to autoimmune diseases, cancer and pregnancy outcomes.