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Deborah Vollmer Dahlke


Director Texas Life Science Foundation
Chair Cancer Alliance of TX
Doctoral Candidate, Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health


Deborah Vollmer Dahlke is an accomplished technology entrepreneur, a cancer researcher and a published author with a passion for applying technology to support cancer and survivorship research.  Deborah is a Director with the Texas Life Science Foundation (TLSF) and the inventor of TLSF’s Navi4Health bi-lingual case management software. Currently working on her Doctorate in Public Health at Texas A&M, Deborah recently developed AYA Healthy Survivorship, an iPhone app and has two other mobile web applications she is developing for cancer survivors.  Her advisor, Dr. Marcia Ory, PI of the CDC funded CTxCARES project, provided funding for the AYA Survivorship App and collaborated in its development.
Deborah is a certified Community Health Worker and Chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas (CAT), she has served as a research advocate for the American College of Surgeon Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Research Advocate and for The American Society of Clinical Oncologists and is a Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scientific Advocate in Science
Prior to developing an interest in public health and technology, Deborah worked with early stage companies and in management consulting.  She co-founded Zilliant, a successful enterprise pricing optimization firm,and served as Executive in Residence of Entrepreneurship for the Business School at St Edwards University in Austin, TX. Deborah’s consulting history includes tours of duty at Deloitte & Touche and McKinsey and Company, Inc.  Deborah received her B.Sc. degree from Indiana University and graduated with honors and an M.P.Aff. degree from the LBJ at The University of Texas in Austin.