Charleen’s a humanist and post-doctoral scientist at City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center in Los Angeles. She uses statistical genetics and clinical epidemiology to gain insight into cancer etiology. She’s studied cancer predisposition in families; sex-specific cancers, testicular and prostate in men and breast cancer in women; transcriptional regulation (methylation) in shift workers, viewing shiftwork as a crude proxy for circadian disruption, a behavioral phenotype that is analogous to cancer predisposition; and racial differences in RNA-seq-predicted tumor molecular subtypes. She trained in genetics and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins (MPH), the National Cancer Institute (fellowship), the University of Washington (PhD), and the University of Bristol (first postdoc). In addition to science, she’s a member of Heterodox Academy, writes about human nature and culture, and has graduate degrees in applied linguistics (MA) and divinity (MTS). She was a humanist chaplain in her 20s.