Dr. Capanu’s current research interests are in the development of hierarchical models for epidemiologic studies to identify rare genetic variants that increase the risk of cancer. Dr. Capanu is also involved in the statistical analysis of the Women’s Environment, Cancer, and Radiation Epidemiology (WECARE) Study. In collaboration with Dr. Jonine Bernstein, Dr. Capanu is conducting the analysis of the WECARE Genome-Wide Association Study to discover novel SNPs implicated in the development of contralateral breast cancer. Dr. Capanu is also involved in clinical collaborations with the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service. She has been working with investigators of this group on the design and analysis of prospective and retrospective studies.