Adjunct Faculty

Anna Plym

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology



I am a prostate cancer researcher and epidemiologist with joint appointments at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Karolinska Institutet. My research aims at improving genetic risk stratification for prostate cancer, in particular aggressive disease, and at understanding if a high genetic risk can be offset by adherence to a healthy lifestyle.

MSc, 2007, Biomedical Science
Uppsala University

MSc, 2013, Public Health Epidemiology
Karolinska Institutet

PhD, 2019, Cancer Epidemiology
Karolinska Institutet

Postdoc, 2021, Genetic Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)

Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research


Validation of a multi-ancestry polygenic risk score and age-specific risks of prostate cancer: A meta-analysis within diverse populations.

Chen F, Darst BF, Madduri RK, Rodriguez AA, Sheng X, Rentsch CT, Andrews C, Tang W, Kibel AS, Plym A, Cho K, Jalloh M, Gueye SM, Niang L, Ogunbiyi OJ, Popoola O, Adebiyi AO, Aisuodionoe-Shadrach OI, Ajibola HO, Jamda MA, Oluwole OP, Nwegbu M, Adusei B, Mante S, Darkwa-Abrahams A, Mensah JE, Adjei AA, Diop H, Lachance J, Rebbeck TR, Ambs S, Gaziano JM, Justice AC, Conti DV, Haiman CA.

Elife. 2022 07 08. 11. PMID: 35801699