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Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Cancer Epidemiology
  • International Health (Joint)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
  • School of Medicine (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6132B
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2001
MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999


Dr. D'Souza's primary research interest is in infectious causes of cancer. Current research explores the association between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and oral, cervical and anal cancers, global cancer, screening and prevention of cancer, and well as risk behaviors and STDs.

Dr. D'Souza also has active research on cancer screening methods, potential biomarkers, tobacco cessation,  epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, and AIDS malignancy.

Honors and Awards

2013  Research on oral HPV among patients with HPV-OPC and their spouses highlighted in front page of ASCO Cancer in the News

2012 Inducted as faculty member of Delta Omega, public health honor society 

2007 Research cited as one of top six advances in cancer research in 2007 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

  • HPV, global cancer,  
  • cancer prevention, HIV, AIDS malignancy, STD, risk behavior, sexual behavior, cancer screening, epidemiologic methods, high risk population, 
  • papillomavirus 
  • Fakhry C, D'Souza G. Discussing the diagnosis of HPV-OSCC: Common questions and answers. Oral Oncology. 2013 Jul 16. PMID:23876627.

    D’Souza G, Gross N, Pai SI, Haddad R, Anderson KS, Rajan S, Gerber J,  Gillison ML, Posner M. Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in HPV-Positive Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer and Their Partners. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 Aug 10;32(23):2408-15. PMID: 24778397. 

  • D’Souza G, Rajan S, Bhatia R, Cranston RD, Plankey MW, Silvestre A, Ostrow DG, Wiley D, Shah N, Brewer NT. Uptake and Predictors of Anal Cancer Screening in Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Sep;103(9):e88-e95. PMID:23865658  PMC3740081.

  • D’Souza G, Kreimer AR, Viscidi R, Pawlita M, Fakhry C, Koch W, Westra W, Gillison ML. Case-control study Human Papillomavirus and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.  New England Journal of Medicine. 2007. May 10; 356(19)1944-1956. PMID: 17494927