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Karen Knight, MS

Chief of Registry Development



Karen Knight is a new member of the NAACCR staff. As the Chief of Registry Development, she will provide support and guidance on several projects, including informatics initiatives, methods in evaluating cancer registry data, development of registry staff and the National Childhood Cancer Registry.

Karen brings to the position over two decades of leadership experience in public health statistics. She earned her degree in applied mathematics, with a statistics specialty from Clemson University and has graduate level training in biostatistics, epidemiology and public health informatics. She served in leadership at the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry for over 10 years, Director of the NC Center for Health Statistics for four years, and over 7 years as the Chief of the Data Acquisition, Classification and Evaluation Branch in the Division of Vital Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics. She has served on the NAACCR Board in the past and is looking forward to bringing her breadth of experience to serve the cancer surveillance community.

She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband John.



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