Kathie Ann Joseph
Director, Breast Cancer Research, Columbia University
Reaching out to others while listening to everyone in her work community is just one reason Kathie Ann Joseph is able to accomplish many goals. “You don’t work in a vacuum. You have to reach out and work with others to be successful. You can get more tasks accomplished,” she says.
Currently Joseph is working on an innovative way to treat breast cancer. Her recent lab work has proven to decrease the growth of cancer in mice. As she develops her research, she hopes that in two or three years time she will be able to translate her work on mice onto humans.
As the Director of Breast Cancer Research at Columbia, she joined the staff in 2003. She has a masters in public health and was always interested in women’s health, but after her mother died of cervical cancer her interest piqued to develop patient doctor relationships.