Catherine Thomsen, MPH

Zero Breast Cancer

Catherine Thomsen directs the survivorship programs at Zero Breast Cancer to improve health and wellness in under-resourced communities, including reducing the risk of primary breast cancer and of recurrence. In her public health, environmental health and health inequities work, she bridges the divide between scientists and communities, engaging both to ensure that research serves the needs of a diverse public, and that relevant evidence is accessible and actionable. Catherine previously served as Program Officer with the California Breast Cancer Research Program and epidemiologist with the State of Oregon’s environmental and occupational health programs. She received her MPH from Portland State/Oregon Health & Sciences Universities and her B.A. from Pomona College. She studied in France and spent more than three years in Costa Rica with the Peace Corps and USAID. Catherine is passionate about social justice, food and music.