Dr. Eary received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan and Doctor of Medicine degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her postdoctoral training was completed at the University of Washington in Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and Nuclear Medicine, medical specialties in which she holds Medical Specialty Board Certifications. She has also participated as a member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Her academic career began at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWMC), where she was professor of Radiology, Pathology, and Orthopedics and held a faculty position in the University of Washington Graduate School. While at UWMC, she also served as Director for the Division of Nuclear Medicine and the Molecular Imaging Center and was a full member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where she was the creator and leader for the Cancer Imaging Program in the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also was course coordinator for the seminar in Molecular Medicine and served on several institutional committees. Dr. Eary has been a research principal investigator and program leader continuously throughout her career which began in experimental therapy with radiopharmaceuticals and was a pioneer in molecular imaging. She has expertise in molecular imaging, radionuclide therapy, translational studies, clinical trial design, imaging basic science and image analysis which remain as her research interests. Dr. Eary has published over 160 articles in these areas and is also the author of a radionuclide therapy book, numerous book chapters, educational materials, and editorials. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Eary was a professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and Graduate School, and Radiology Vice Chair of Clinical Research. She was also a member of the UAB NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Experimental Therapeutics Program. Presently, Dr. Eary is a frequent lecturer on advanced imaging topics in the U.S. and internationally.
At NCI, Dr. Eary brings her background as a physician scientist and clinician to lead the NCI/CIP to achieve program goals to advance cancer imaging and imaging community contributions to improving outcomes for cancer patients.