Our vision is to reduce cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity in the U.S. and globally, by conducting cutting edge epidemiological research and training the next generation of population-based scientists.
This is an exciting time in the field of Cancer Epidemiology as technological advancements have led to more precise measurements of exposures, the creation of large more complex databases, and the development of new analytic methods. The Cancer Epidemiology faculty at Johns Hopkins conduct a wide range of public health research that covers the entire cancer continuum including cancer etiology, early detection, cancer prevention, control, surveillance, survivorship and disparities of a number of cancers. There is a strong emphasis on translational epidemiology and team science, both within Johns Hopkins (including collaboration with investigators at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center) and other institutes as well as nationally and internationally. Many of the faculty are also involved in large international consortia efforts and have access to a variety of data.
The Cancer Epidemiology track offers a rich, vibrant and dynamic environment for masters and doctoral students, and post-doctoral fellows to actively participate, learn, explore, and conduct cancer related population-based and clinical research. The track has a long and successful history of training masters and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. Past students continue to conduct population-based cancer research and have made successful transitions to positions in academia, government and private sector organizations.
Funding opportunities are available and students are strongly encouraged to apply. The Cancer Epidemiology track also has a T32 fellowship sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
We hope you will consider applying to our program!