Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and immediate past chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director for Population Science of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer. He was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute and a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology. Dr. Hiatt was responsible for the development of the UCSF doctoral program in Epidemiology & Translational Science. He has previously lived and worked in Ethiopia and Puerto Rico in field epidemiologic projects on parasitic diseases and has collaborated on cancer research projects in Tanzania. He serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.