Marcia Fournier, Ph.D.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science and Technology Policy Fellow


Dr. Marcia Fournier is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow working with the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC). In addition to developing strong internal project communications among the 115 data commons stakeholders, she also supports the development of the CRDC’s Cancer Data Service and Clinical Trial Data Commons at CBIIT.

Dr. Fournier has 20 years of experience leading teams and developing innovative health care products applying genomics and machine learning. After receiving her doctorate from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she pursued her doctoral research in oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Throughout her career, Dr. Fournier has worked with leading cancer research and technology institutions, including Lawrence Berkeley National Labs as a postdoctoral fellow and GlaxoSmithKline as a principal scientist. Dr. Fournier has also led Bioarray Genetics Inc., a biotechnology company, for the past 10 years. She is currently a founder and board member of Dimensions Sciences, a nonprofit organization supporting minorities in STEM.


  • NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)
  • NCI Cloud Resources
  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Data Archive