M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Director of Population Sciences and the Associate Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, Director of Population Sciences and the Associate Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early life development related to cancer. He was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute and a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: This session explores the essential role of population level data in achieving precision medicine. The panelists will discuss opportunities for integration and application of data from across the spectrum of health (e.g. social, environmental, molecular factors) to inform prediction of individual risk, guide tailored prevention strategies, and improve early screening and diagnostics.