Basser Research Center for BRCA

Basser Team

Penn's Basser Research Center is home to a number of specialists who have revolutionized the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Beth J. Stearman, MPH

Beth J. Stearman, MPH

Beth Stearman, MPH joined the Center as Administrative Director in November 2012. She has been on staff at Penn since 2010 as a Project Director at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics- Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics where she oversaw the development of a web based platform used to support clinical trials testing a range of health promotion interventions. Ms. Stearman completed her Master in Public Health degree at Temple University in Philadelphia and prior to joining the staff at Penn, she spent 10 years working in the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer center, managing various breast cancer prevention studies. In her new role, Ms. Stearman is responsible for administrative oversight for all aspects of the Center including development and management of the Basser Research Center grants program, organization and administration of global Basser Research Prize and working closely with Abramson Cancer Center development, marketing, public relations and business administration staff to advance the Center’s mission.


Administrative Director, Basser Research Center for BRCA

Contact Information

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3rd Floor, West Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 349-8657



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Investigators & Clinicians

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