March 30, 2023

Lash named associate director for population sciences

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Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH, will serve as associate director for population sciences.

Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH, the O. Wayne Rollins Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, has been named associate director for population sciences at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, effective April 1. In this role, Lash will direct the integration and strategic growth of population science-based research throughout Winship and its research programs.

“Dr. Lash is an outstanding scientist, leader and collaborator, and we are thrilled to welcome him to this new role,” says Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, Winship’s executive director. “With his vision and expertise, Dr. Lash will be instrumental in driving innovation and impact in population sciences research, which is central to Winship's mission to discover cures for cancer and inspire hope and to preventing and controlling cancer in our communities.”

Lash joined Emory in 2013 and has served as leader of Winship’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program since 2015. Supported by numerous National Cancer Institute grants, his research focuses on cancer recurrence. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research papers and is editor-in-chief of the journal Epidemiology. He is the recipient of multiple awards for research and mentorship, including the Alfred S. Evans Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, presented every five years at the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas.

“Emory University has an outstanding group of population health scientists focused on reducing the cancer burden,” says Lash. “I look forward to working with them to expand the integration of their research portfolio with that of the other Winship programs and with the Winship Community Outreach and Engagement program. I will also be working to expand Winship’s partnerships with closely aligned organizations, such as our friends at the American Cancer Society.”

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