About the Division
The goal of the Public Health Sciences Division is to identify strategies that would ultimately reduce the incidence of and mortality from cancer and other diseases.
Using large populations as their "laboratory," our public-health researchers look for links between cancer and its possible triggers, from diet and lifestyle to environmental and genetic factors. Identifying such cancer causes can lead to better cancer-detection methods and new ways to help people adopt healthier lifestyles to minimize or avoid their risk of getting the disease in the first place. Our statistical, epidemiological and prevention projects include studies around the world.