Rosemary Cress, M.P.H., Ph.D.



Public Health Sciences-Division of Epidemiology


  • Associate Adjunct Professor

Clinical Interests

Dr. Cress' current research activities include use of cancer registry data to identify disparities in treatment and survival for patients with ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer. She is also actively involved with expanding cancer epidemiology and population sciences at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she works with academic and clinical researchers to identify areas where California Cancer Registry and SEER data can be used to answer questions about cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1991

M.P.H., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983

B.S., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1971

Select Recent Publications

Luckhaupt SE, Deapen D, Cress R, Schumacher P, Shen R, Calvert GM. Leukemia among male construction workers in California, 1988-2007 Leuk Lymphoma. 2012. [Epub ahead of print]

O'Malley CD, Shema SJ, Cress RD, Bauer K, Kahn AR, Schymura MJ, Wike JM, Stewart SL. The Implications of Age and Comorbidity on Survival Following Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: Summary and Results from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study. J Women's Health (Larchmt). 2012 [Epub ahead of print]

Aaronson DS, Odisho AY, Hills N, Cress R, Carroll PR, Dudley RA, Cooperberg MR. Availability of Proton Beam Therapy and Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer Arch Intern Med. 2012; 172:280-283.

Allemani C, Sant M, Weir HK, Richardson LC, Baili P, Storm H, Siesling S, Torrella-Ramos A, Voogd AC, Aareleid T, Ardanaz E, Berrino F, Bielska-Lasota M, Bolick S, Cirilli C, Colonna M, Contiero P, Cress R, Crocetti E, Fulton JP, Grosclaude P, Hakulinen T, Izarzugaza MI, Malmstr?m P, Peignaux K, Primic-?akelj M, Rachtan J, Diba CS, S?nchez MJ, Schymura MJ, Shen T, Traina A, Tryggvadottir L, Tumino R, Velten M, Vercelli M, Wolf HJ, Woronoff AS, Wu X, Coleman MP. Breast cancer survival in the US and Europe: A CONCORD high-resolution study. Int J Cancer. 2012. [Epub ahead of print]

Calvert GM, Luckhaupt S, Lee SJ, Cress R, Schumacher P, Shen R, Tak S, Deapen D. Lung cancer risk among construction workers in California, 1988-2007. Am J Ind Med 2012 [Epub ahead of print]

Cress RD, Bauer K, O'Malley CD, Kahn AR, Schymura MJ, Wike JM, Stewart SL, Leiserowitz GS. Surgical staging of early stage epithelial ovarian cancer: results from the CDC-NPCR ovarian patterns of care study. Gynecol Oncol. 2011; 121:94-9.

Cress RD, Leiserowitz GS. Re: Surgical staging of early stage epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2011; 122:461-2.

Fleming ST, Sabatino SA, Kimmick G, Cress, R, Wu XC, Trentham-Dietz A, Huang B, Hwang W, Liff J. Developing a Claims-based Version of the ACE-27 Comorbidity Index: A Comparison with Medical Record Review Med Care. 2011; 49: 752?760.

Harlan LC, Lynch CF, Keegan THM, Hamilton AS, Wu XC, Kato I, West MM, Cress RD, Schwartz SM, Smith AW, Deapen D, Stringer SM, Potosky AL. Recruitment and follow-up of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: the AYA HOPE study. J Cancer Surv. 2011; 5:305-314.

Vanderveen KA, Canter RJ, Yin D, Cress RD, Bold RJ. Factors affecting treatment delivery and outcomes of patients with early-stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2011; 40:480-2.