Message from TOPS Leadership



We are so proud to be able to offer the TOPS T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Research investigation in population science is essential to ensure that discoveries from molecular medicine and clinical trials translate to routine practice and ultimately decrease the population-level burden of cancer.

The Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center’s (DF/HCC) T32 Training in Oncology Population Sciences (TOPS) program will equip postdoctoral fellows with the skills necessary to evaluate cancer care quality and effectiveness, and to develop, test and implement interventions to improve care delivery thereby ensuring that T1/T2 discoveries translate across the T3/T4 bridge to achieve maximal impact on population health.

Postdoctoral fellows will pursue a two-year program of mentored research, coursework and professional skills training that supports innovation and leverages the expertise of DF/HCC faculty to prepare them for independent investigation in cancer-focused population science.

Here's to another successful year,

Deb & Nancy

Deborah Schrag - T32 PI

Dr. Schrag is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Schrag is an expert in cancer-focused health services and health outcomes research.

Nancy Keating - T32 PI


Dr. Keating is a Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Keating’s research examines care delivery and outcomes for individuals with cancer using a variety of data sources, including linked cancer registry and administrative data, surveys of patients and physicians, and medical record data.