Theresa Hahn

Theresa Hahn, PhD

Professor of Oncology
Director, TCT Data Management and FACT Quality Management
Department of Medicine
Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences CCSG Program
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Areas of Expertise: 
Clinical epidemiology
Autologous & allogeneic blood & marrow transplant
Cellular therapy
Data management
Special Interests: 
Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry
Minimal Residual Disease by Flow Cytometry


I have extensive experience conducting clinical outcomes research related to blood and marrow transplantation (BMT). I have over 20 years of experience with inter- and intra-programmatic collaborative clinical and translational research to identify, understand and quantify the risk of adverse outcomes and long-term prognosis in hematologic malignancy patients treated with BMT. My research has investigated outcomes such as graft-versus-host disease, osteoporosis, chemotherapy-associated toxicity, infections and financial burden, as well as the impact of demographic and sociological factors such as age, obesity, place of residence, race, and socioeconomic status, on long-term prognosis after therapy with BMT. I have co-led multi-center, multi-disciplinary projects including:1) recipient and donor genetic susceptibility to transplant-related mortality after unrelated donor BMT, 2) immunophenotyping to detect minimal residual disease in myeloma patients treated on a 3-arm randomized controlled trial, 3) genetic susceptibility to AML, ALL and MDS. I have extensive experience leading and working as part of a variety of multidisciplinary teams on long-term projects involving complex data sources and structures. My teaching experience includes guest lectures on topics spanning ethical conduct of research, clinical epidemiology, blood & marrow transplant, and specific research projects, as well as one-on-one mentoring of students from all levels, including high school, college, graduate school, medical school, residency, clinical and graduate post-doc fellowships.


Education and Training: 
PhD - Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
MS - Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
BS - Biochemistry from State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Hematologic Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Hematology
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Registry
Honors and Awards: 
2019 - American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Best Abstract Award
2017 - American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Best Abstract Award
2006 - National Marrow Donor Program Medical Professional Education Award
2005 - American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Award