Kevin Ward, PhD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Director, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Kevin Ward, PhD, MPH, has worked in cancer surveillance, registration and control for over 15 years. Dr. Ward is the Director of the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Dr. Ward is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He also currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute's Georgia Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Registry. He is one of the current North American Regional Representatives on the Executive Board of the International Association of Cancer Registries and has been a member of the Registry Steering Committee of the Middle East Cancer Consortium since 2007. Within North America, he has been actively engaged in numerous leadership positions with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.


Dr. Ward earned both a PhD and MPH from Emory University.


Dr. Ward has extensive experience with cancer surveillance and control activities, population science, population-based registry data, registry operations, data security, electronic capture of cancer case data, linkage of data to external data sources, and uses of the registry for research purposes. He collaborates with students and researchers across the nation to analyze existing registry datasets and to utilize the population-based Georgia Cancer Registry as a linkage source or sampling frame for countless research studies. Data from the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics furthers our understanding of cancer in Georgia and is used to develop strategies and policies for cancer prevention and control.


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