Current Cancer Epidemiology Research
Faculty research efforts extend from studies of lifestyle and host factors associated with cancer risk and progression (e.g., tobacco use, diet, and obesity), to the broad area of the molecular epidemiology of cancer to the chemoprevention of cancer. Faculty have expertise in a range of cancers and exposures and lead studies both in the U.S. and internationally.
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of population-based cancer research, faculty in the Cancer Epidemiology Track collaborate closely with faculty within other departments of the school including Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences and International Health, faculty in other parts of Johns Hopkins University, as well as other universities.
Integral to the program is a close affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
There is also a close collaboration with the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention located in Hagerstown, Maryland that provides students and faculty with community-based research opportunities for studies of chronic disease, etiology and prevention.