Faculty

Primary Faculty

Paige Bracci, PhD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Research Interests:

June Chan, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
June Chan, DSc
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • How diet, exercise, other lifestyle factors are associated with better outcomes in men with prostate cancer; testing if changes in behavior after diagnosis improve cancer survivorship; disseminating evidence-based recommendations and tools to help people with cancer adopt healthier lifestyle practices and improve survivorship

Iona Cheng, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Iona Cheng, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • The role of genetics, health behaviors, environmental exposures, and neighborhood factors on cancer incidence and prognosis

Scarlett Gomez, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • The role of social determinants of health, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, immigration status, sociocultural factors, and neighborhood contextual characteristics, on health outcomes

Rebecca Graff, ScD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • prostate cancer, kidney cancer, cancer risk factors, cancer survivorship, genetics, pleiotropy, metabolomics, molecular subtyping

Robert Hiatt
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Robert Hiatt is Associate Director for Population Science at Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include: cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention & screening, health inequities, health services & outcomes research, social determinants of cancer, environmental health research, environmental exposures in early development related to cancer, mathematical modeling of cancer, global health science

Jeffrey Martin, professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jeffrey N. Martin, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Kaposi's sarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, HIV infection, cervical cancer, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, International research, education in clinical and epidemiological research, mentoring junior faculty or trainees, public health, global health, Africa

Peggy Reynolds, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Peggy Reynolds, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Lifecourse
Research Interests:
  • The role of physical/occupational environmental exposures and windows of susceptibility on cancer risk.

Kim Rhoads, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Salma Shariff-Marco, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Understanding the role of social determinants of health in shaping and perpetuating health disparities, how neighborhood characteristics (e.g., social, built, and physical environment attributes) and geographic variation may shape cancer-related health behaviors and outcomes across the cancer continuum

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Understanding the impact of diagnostic testing on important patient outcomes and understanding the difference in access to different tests and variance in accuracy of these tests, the risk of cancer associated with incidental findings identified on ultrasound and CT imaging, and assessing patterns of radiation from diagnostic imaging

Erin Van Blarigan, ScD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Innovative study designs to optimize remotely delivered behavioral interventions (e.g., MOST framework, adaptive trials); digital health; cancer survivorship; nutrition; physical activity; nutritional epidemiology

Lydia Zablotska, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
Research Interests:

Secondary Faculty

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:

Karla Kerlikowski, professor at UCSF
Karla Kerlikowske, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Breast cancer

Eleni Linos, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Cancer prevention, melanoma, basal and squamous cell skin cancer, geriatric dermatology

Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Implementation Science
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health equity, patient safety, implementation science, digital health, social media, cancer survivorship, and health information technology

George Sawaya, professor at UCSF
George Sawaya, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • cancer screening with particular interest in patient-centered and economic effects of various screening strategies

Judith Walsh-Cassidy, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • healthcare disparities, outcomes research, prostate cancer, bladder cancer

Li Zhang, secondary faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Li Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Clinical Trial for Cancer Research, Dose-Volume Histogram Analysis, T-cell Receptor Sequencing

Emeritus Faculty

Paul Volberding, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • HIV/AIDS, HIV-related malignancies, antiretroviral therapy, oncology, global health, health disparities, health policy

John Wiencke, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Postdoc

Linda Kachuri, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Travis Meyers, PhD, MPH
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
Research Interests:

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