Natasha Schaefer Solle PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Natasha Schaefer Solle is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). Dr. Schaefer Solle’s research interests focus on occupational cancer risks and improving cancer screening in underserved communities. She has played a critical role in the conception of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI), a multi-faceted project funded by the state of Florida to study firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens, examine their cancer risk, and develop methods of education about prevention and early detection. In this collaboration with the fire departments of South Florida, she has multiple three projects involving the epidemiology and cancer screening behaviors of active firefighters and is also a co-Investigator of a multicenter prospective cohort study focused on carcinogenic exposures and effects funded through FEMA with fire departments from across the United States.