Population Sciences and Health Disparities
The Population Sciences and Health Disparities Program’s goal is to conduct impactful research to prevent and/or reduce the cancer burden in the cancer center's catchment area and beyond. The Program focuses on cancers and health disparities within the cancer center’s Northern and Central California catchment area, spanning the cancer control continuum: from cancer etiology, primary prevention, screening, and diagnosis to treatment, surveillance, and outcomes. The research leverages the unique strengths of UC Davis and the diversity within the catchment area.
The Program aims to discover etiological factors for cancer occurrence and advanced disease to mitigate health disparities, and evaluate determinants and interventions to improve cancer outcomes and inform evidence-based practices.
Membership resources for researchers
Involved in cancer research? Cancer Center membership is open to all UC Davis faculty and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers with a focused interest in cancer or related disciplines, and a commitment to contributing to the Cancer Center mission. Collaborate with like-minded investigators, gain access to resources, and contribute to the only NCI-designated Cancer Center positioned to address the cancer burden in Northern California's Central Valley.
Become a part of the collaborative research community at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more about becoming a member and the valuable resources available to our researchers.
Population Sciences and Health Disparities Program Leaders
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Expertise: biostatistics; breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and risk prediction; cancer risk from radiation exposure
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Expertise: cancer epidemiology; adolescent and young adult cancers; lymphoma; outcomes research; cancer survivorship
Population Sciences and Health Disparities Program Research Highlights
Cost of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: Results of the 2021 Report by Deloitte Access Economics, Commissioned by Teen Cancer America
Cumulative Probability of False-Positive Results After 10 Years of Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography