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A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH

GHP Graduate

Pediatric Oncology

Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Schroeder began the Global Health Pathway having completed Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Neuro-Oncology Fellowships at Duke, Pediatrics Residency at UNC Children’s Hospital, her MPH at West Virginia University and MD from Georgetown. During fellowship she was awarded a Duke Global Health Travel Grant to exploring partnerships in neuro-oncology research in Uganda and examine the incidence of meningiomas. Working under the Duke Global Cancer Initiative, Kristin is currently establishing a pilot project to improve the understanding of the pediatric oncology burden in Western Tanzania.  Kristin's work in global oncology inspired her to create a non-profit, ICCARE, in collaboration with Dr. Nelson Chao, one of her Duke mentors.  ICCARE's mission is to give any individual who is diagnosed with cancer the same chance of cure regardless of where they live.  

Representative publications:

Halvorson KG, Barton KL, Schroeder K, Misuraca KL, Hoeman C, Chung A, Crabtree DM, Cordero FJ, Singh R, Spasojevic I, et al. A High-Throughput in Vitro Drug Screen in a Genetically Engineered Mouse Model of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Identifies Bms-754807 as a Promising Therapeutic Agent. PloS one. 2015;10(3).

Schroeder KM, Hoeman CM, Becher OJ. Children Are Not Just Little Adults: Recent Advances in Understanding of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Biology.Pediatr. Res. 2014;75(1-2):205-209.

Schroeder K, Gururangan S. Molecular Variants and Mutations in Medulloblastoma. Pharmgenomics Pers. Med. 2014;7(1):43-51.

Hatef J, Adamson C, Obiga O, Taremwa B, Ssenyojo H, Muhumuza M, Hagland M, Schroeder K. Central Nervous System Tumor Distribution at a Tertiary Referral Center in Uganda. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jun 19.

Dr. Schroeder diagnoses approximately 150 new pediatric cancer cases per year.  Here she performs a check up on one of her patients at Bugando Medical Centre's Tuesday clinic.

Above and below, Dr. Schroeder instructs Bugando Medical Centre residents on slide prepartion for bone marrow biopsies.