Katherine A. Guthrie

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Associate Member, Appointed: 2008
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Division
Clinical Statistics
Associate Member, Appointed: 2008
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-5595
Fax: (206) 667-4408


Ph.D., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 2001.
M.S., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 1997.
B.S., Bates College, Mathematics, 1989.

Research Interests

The majority of my research involves collaborative projects with investigators of the Clinical Research Division. These projects include the design and analysis of Phase I, II, and III clinical trials, which aim to expand and improve our ability to treat patients with a wide range of diseases and prognoses. In addition, I carry out a variety of retrospective analyses that make use of the large volume of data generated from past transplants. These studies help to generate hypotheses for future prospective studies, as well as allow us to monitor progress made in the field.

Additional interests include studies of the health effects of microchimerism with J. Lee Nelson's lab, where microchimerism refers to small numbers of cells that traffic from a mother into the fetus and from the fetus into the mother during pregnancy and which may persist in their respective hosts decades later. I am a collaborator in studies related to autoimmune diseases, cancer and pregnancy outcomes.


American Statistical Association
International Biometric Society

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 1989, Bates College
Outstanding Student Award, Department of Biostatistics, 2000, University of Washington

Recent Publications