Susan M. Gapstur, PhD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Vice President, Epidemiology Research Program
American Cancer Society
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Susan M. Gapstur, PhD, MPH, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Gapstur is the Vice President of the Epidemiology Research Program at the American Cancer Society. Prior to joining Emory and the American Cancer Society, Dr. Gapstur was a Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University and the Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Gapstur is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship.


Dr. Gapstur earned both her PhD and MPH degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Gapstur completed postdoctoral training at the Arizona Cancer Center.


Dr. Gapstur's research is focused on the role of the lifestyle and hormonal determinants of cancer risk and prevention, with a particularly emphasis on alcohol intake and its relationship with breast, and other cancers. In addition, her research is designed to identify potential prevention strategies for reducing racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and mortality. To learn more about Dr. Gapstur's research, visit her profile at the American Cancer Society.


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