Cancer Epidemiology

  • Introduces students to research methods and important issues to consider when making inferences about cancer etiology and trends using epidemiologic data
  • Includes study of cancer prevention and cancer control e.g. the impact of screening, lifestyle, and environmental factors such as diet, physical activity, smoking, and occupational exposures.
  • Incorporates cancer genetics, molecular epidemiology, and the discovery/evaluation of biomarkers for predicting cancer outcomes (e.g., plasma, genetic and tumor markers)
  • Includes courses on biology, genetics, and clinical management of cancer


Area of Concentration Leader:

June Chan, DSc Professor


Primary Faculty

Paige Bracci, PhD, MPH, MS  Associate Professor
June Chan, DSc  Professor
Iona Cheng, MPH, PhD Associate Professor
Scarlett Gomez, MPH, PhD Professor
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD  Professor
Joan Hilton, DSc, MPH  Professor
Jeffrey Martin, MD, MPH  Professor
Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH, MA Professor
Erin Van Blarigan, ScD Assistant Professor
Joe Wiemels, PhD  Professor
John Witte, PhD, MS  Professor
Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD  Associate Professor


Secondary Faculty

Rebecca Jackson, MD Professor
Karla Kerlikowske, MD  Professor
George Sawaya, MD  Professor
Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD  Professor
Judith Walsh-Cassidy, MD, MPH  Professor
John Wiencke, PhD  Professor


Affiliate Faculty

Mary Stanley Beattie, MD, MAS (Genentech) Associate Professor
Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD (KP DOR) Assistant Professor
Margaret Mccusker, MD, MS (Genentech) Associate Professor


Retired Faculty

Marion Lee, PhD Professor (Emeritus)
Margaret Wrensch, PhD Professor (Recalled)