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

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

Specialties

Cancer Epidemiology

Cancer�Control

Cancer Survivorship

Pediatric Oncology

Biostatistics

Health Informatics

Health Services Research

Title

  • Professor
  • Associate Dean and Rolkin Chair in Public Health Sciences

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Research/Academic Interests

Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH, FACE, is a Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, Chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Associate Dean for 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.

Appointed in March 2020, Dr. Pollock serves as the Chair of the UC Systemwide Public Health COVID-19 Workgroup. He also is the Director of Healthy Davis Together, a large demonstration project involving the City of Davis and UC Davis in partnership. Healthy Davis Together is employing 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.

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Clinical and Translational Science Center

Education

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

Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1988

B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 1979

Professional Memberships

American College of Epidemiology - Fellow

American Public Health Association

American Statistical Association

Council of Epidemiology Chairs - President

External Advisory Committee, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Center for Translational Medicine, Dallas, TX

Governance & Nominations Committee, University of California Global Health Institute - Chair

International Epidemiology Association

NIH Clinical Translational Science Award National Consortium - Co-Chair, Methods and Processes Domain Task Force

Society for Epidemiologic Research

University of California Global Health Institute - Board Member

Honors and Awards

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

Select Recent Publications

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.

Pollock BH, Elmore S, Romoser A, Tang L, Kang MS, Xue K, Rodriguez M, Dierschke NA, Hayes HG, Hansen HA, Guerra F, Wang JS, Phillips T. Intervention trial with calcium montmorillonite clay in a south Texas population exposed to aflatoxin. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2016 Aug;33(8):1346-54. doi:10.1080/19440049.2016.1198498. Epub 2016 Jul 28. PMID:27321368.

Gelfond JA, Klugman CM, Welty LJ, Heitman E, Louden C, Pollock BH. How to Tell the Truth with Statistics: The Case for Accountable Data Analyses in Team-based Science. J Transl Med Epidemiol. 2014;2(2):1025. PMID:26290897.

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.

Foliart DE, Mezei G, Iriye R, Silva JM, Ebi KL, Kheifets L, Link MP, Kavet R, Pollock BH. Magnetic field exposure and prognostic factors in childhood leukemia. Bioelectromagnetics. 2007 Jan;28(1):69-71. doi:10.1002/bem.20269. PMID:16988997.

Baillargeon J, Langevin AM, Lewis M, Estrada J, Mullins J, Pitney A, Ma JZ, Chisholm GB, Pollock BH. Obesity and survival in a cohort of predominantly Hispanic children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006 Sep;28(9):575-8. doi:10.1097/01.mph.0000212985.33941.d8. PMID:17006263.

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.

Pollock BH, DeBaun MR, Camitta BM, Shuster JJ, Ravindranath Y, Pullen DJ, Land VJ, Mahoney DH Jr, Lauer SJ, Murphy SB. Racial differences in the survival of childhood B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a Pediatric Oncology Group Study. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Feb;18(4):813-23. doi:10.1200/JCO.2000.18.4.813. PMID:10673523.