Bradley H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., F.A.C.E.

Rolkin Chair in Public Health Sciences

Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Distinguished Professor

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Cancer Epidemiology

Cancer Control

Cancer Survivorship

Pediatric Oncology


Health Informatics

Health Services Research

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Research/Academic Interests

Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH, FACE, is a Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California (UC) Davis School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Previously he was the Founding Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was previously on the faculty of the University of Florida. He received his B.S. in biological sciences from UC Irvine, and his MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health.

Dr. Pollock is the Principal Investigator of the Children’s Oncology Group National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base, a $40 million grant supporting a network of almost all North American cancer treatment sites devoted to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Dr. Pollock is a leading researcher on the epidemiology and control of childhood and adolescent cancers. He has also been in leadership roles for the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Clinical Translational Science Award Consortium.

Dr. Pollock previously served as the Chair of the UC Systemwide Public Health COVID-19 Work Group, and as Director of Healthy Davis Together, a large demonstration project involving the City of Davis and UC Davis in partnership. Healthy Davis Together employed a model for applying integrated response and recovery strategies to combat COVID-19 in the community, including K-12 schools as well as special populations such as the unsheltered, those in congregate living facilities, and migrant farmworkers.


Public Health Sciences

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 1979

Other School

M.P.H., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1981

Other School

Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1988

Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 1989

California State Scholarship, 1977

University of California Alumni Scholarship, 1976

L.A. Valley College Biology Department Scholarship, 1975

University of California Faculty Alumni Scholarship, 1975

Pollock BH, Bergheimer CL, Nesbitt TS, Stoltz T, Belafsky SR, Burtis KC, Carey KM, Nuño M. Healthy Davis Together: Creating a Model for Community Control of COVID-19. Am J Public Health. 2022 Aug;112(8):1142-1146. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2022.306880. PMID:35830663.

Dewa CS, Che Z, Guggenbickler AM, Phan R, Pollock B. Building a public health workforce for a university campus during a pandemic using a practicum framework: Design and outcomes. PLoS One. 2022 Jul 21;17(7):e0270488. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0270488. PMID:35862312.

Pollock BH, Kilpatrick AM, Eisenman DP, Elton KL, Rutherford GW, Boden-Albala BM, Souleles DM, Polito LE, Martin NK, Byington CL. Safe reopening of college campuses during COVID-19: The University of California experience in Fall 2020. PLoS One. 2021 Nov 4;16(11):e0258738. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0258738. PMID:34735480. 

Mehta TG, Mahoney J, Leppin AL, Stevens KR, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Pollock BH, Shelton RC, Dolor R, Pincus H, Patel S, Moore JB. Integrating dissemination and implementation sciences within Clinical and Translational Science Award programs to advance translational research: Recommendations to national and local leaders. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021 Jul 12;5(1):e151. doi:10.1017/cts.2021.815. Erratum in: J Clin Transl Sci. 2021 Dec 20;5(1):e204. PMID:34527291.

Eisenman DP, Wiley DJ, Pollock BH, Rutherford GW, Rimoin AW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Checkoway H, Hurd T, Waters CM, Dawson-Rose C. Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests. Public Health Rep. 2021 May;136(3):264-268. doi:10.1177/0033354921991939. Epub 2021 Feb 16. PMID:33593123.

Phillips CA, Pollock BH. Big Data for Nutrition Research in Pediatric Oncology: Current State and Framework for Advancement. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2019 Sep 1;2019(54):127-131. doi:10.1093/jncimonographs/lgz019. PMID:31532530.

Dickens DS, Pollock BH. Medication prior authorization in pediatric hematology and oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun;64(6). doi:10.1002/pbc.26339. Epub 2016 Nov 5. PMID:28436209.

Ramirez AG, Muñoz E, Parma DL, Michalek JE, Holden AEC, Phillips TD, Pollock BH. Lifestyle and Clinical Correlates of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in South Texas: A Matched Case-control Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Aug;15(8):1311-1312. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2017.03.022. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID:28344065.

Kato PM, Cole SW, Bradlyn AS, Pollock BH. A video game improves behavioral outcomes in adolescents and young adults with cancer: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2008 Aug;122(2):e305-17. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-3134. PMID:18676516.

Pollock BH, Jenson HB, Leach CT, McClain KL, Hutchison RE, Garzarella L, Joshi VV, Parmley RT, Murphy SB. Risk factors for pediatric human immunodeficiency virus-related malignancy. JAMA. 2003 May 14;289(18):2393-9. doi:10.1001/jama.289.18.2393. PMID:12746363.