Roberd "Robin" Bostick, MD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Dr. Bostick is Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Hematology & Oncology at Emory University, to which he was recruited as a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar in late 2003. At Emory University, he functions as a senior cancer epidemiologist in building the institution’s cancer epidemiology efforts. He has a histology/automated immunohistochemistry and imaging laboratory at Winship Cancer Institute for his biomarker work.


He received his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1976, where he also completed a residency in Family Medicine. After nine years of private medical practice, he changed careers by completing a Fellowship in Academic Medicine and Clinical Investigation and receiving an MPH degree in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota.


Dr. Bostick’s personal research focus is in the etiology and primary prevention of colon and prostate cancer, focusing on the roles of diet and energy balance, and emphasizing the use of biomarkers of risk and molecular epidemiologic methods in observational studies and chemoprevention trials. Much of his work has involved investigating the role of calcium and vitamin D in colorectal carcinogenesis.


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