Dorothy Loth is the Project Manager and Research Coordinator for the Conquer Chiari Research Center at the University of Akron.

Ms. Loth completed a Bachelor of Arts at The Ohio State University in Developmental Psychology in 1989.  After working with the CDC at the American Red Cross, she earned a Master of Arts in Applied Medical Anthropology at Georgia State University in 1995.

Over the past 20 years, Ms. Loth has been employed as a research assistant and/or regulatory coordinator for medical research at The Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Medical Center, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Summa Health System.  She has been working for Conquer Chiari and the CCRC since January of 2015 on the creation and management of the Chiari1000 database.


  • M.A. Applied Medical Anthropology, Georgia State University 1995
  • B.A. Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University 1989

Continuing Education

  • CITI course: Training in Human Subjects Protection
  • CITI course: HIPAA Research Training
  • Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI), May 2010, Boston, MA
  • SRA International Ohio Chapter conference, March 2010, Columbus, OH
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), Nov 2009, Nashville, TN
  • Research Grant Essentials, Office Research Services, UIC, March 2007

Selected Publications

Loth DM, Schmidt SP, (2009) “Developing an IRB Educational Curriculum”, poster presentation at the PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference, Nashville, TN.

Loth DM, (1995) “Health care in Valensole: a rural village in southern France”, Thesis in partial fulfillment for Master of Arts, Georgia State University. Advisor: Carole E. Hill.

Codori AM, Petersen GM, Bacon J, Loth DM, Boyd PA, Brandt J, Giardiello FM, (1995) “Genetic testing for cancer in children: Short term psychological impact,” presented at the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Minneapolis.

Petersen GM, Codori AM, Boyd PA, Bacon J, Booker SV, Brensinger J, Krush A, Loth DM, Giardiello FM, (1995) “Predictive genetic testing for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP): The Hopkins experience,” presented at the Leeds Castle Polyposis Group 6th Biennial Meeting, Toronto.

Petersen GM, Luce MC, Boyd PA, Kinzler KW, Codori AM, Bacon J, Booker SV, Brensinger J, Loth DM, Krush AJ, Hamilton SR, and Giardiello FM, (1995) “Predictive genetic testing for colorectal cancer: Lessons from familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP),” presented at the Third Annual SPORE Investigators Meeting, Rockville, MD.

Fukuda K, Doll LS, Slade BA, Montgomery AM, Jones MM, Murray DA, Kaplan JE, Khabbaz R, (1992) “Responses of blood donors to notification of and counseling for HTLV infection,” presented at the American Association of Blood Banks, San Francisco.