Update on the National Firefighter Registry and Plans for Cancer Registry Linkages

Recorded On: 09/12/2022

Participant enrollment for the National Firefighter Registry (NFR) begins in 2022. The NFR is an exposure registry of U.S. firefighters for tracking and analyzing cancer trends and risk factors among the U.S. Fire Service. It is designed to be linked with population-based cancer registries periodically over time for prospective follow-up of participants' cancer status. Presenters from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will discuss the design and status of the NFR, progress of participant enrollment, plans for cancer registry linkages, and opportunities for collaboration.


Miriam Siegel

Lead Epidemiologist, National Firefighter Registry, NIOSH

Dr. Miriam Siegel, DrPH, MPH, is Lead Epidemiologist for the National Firefighter Registry at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She completed her doctorate in occupational epidemiology at the University of Kentucky in 2016. Dr. Siegel joined NIOSH in 2017 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer where she worked on a range of research topics related to occupational reproductive health, workplace violence, firefighter fatality surveillance, and wildland firefighter safety and health. She now works as part of a team developing a national registry of firefighters to evaluate cancer incidence and risk factors within the U.S. fire service.