Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
Ernest T. Hawk, M.D, M.P.H.
Vice President and Division Head
Our mission is to advance the fields of cancer prevention and population sciences and eliminate health disparities in cancer through multidisciplinary programs in research, patient care, education and cancer control.
- Discover effective prediction models that expose risk factors and explore new approaches to the assessment and management of cancer risk through early detection, genetic counseling and clinical interventions
- Develop, implement and evaluate community programs aimed at reducing cancer risk, and create educational support systems to reduce the psychological and physical impact of cancer
- Deliver prevention programs that include genetic testing, chemoprevention and nutritional counseling, while translating research into applications and treatment modalities
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences comprises four departments.
- Behavioral Science
- Clinical Cancer Prevention
- Health Disparities Research
- Health Services Research
The Division is also home to one care center, two research centers and the Duncan Family Institute.