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Epidemiology Program

Research in the Epidemiology Program is focused on reducing cancer incidence, progression, mortality, and sequalae through the identification of risk (or protective) factors, the elucidation of underlying biologic mechanisms, and the translation of discoveries into prevention strategies. Through population, laboratory, and clinic based studies, our faculty aim to uncover knowledge that can inform and improve cancer risk prediction, prevention, early detection, prognostication, survival and overall health.

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Our faculty have a wide range of expertise, with many holding joint appointments or university affiliations.


View upcoming scientific seminars featuring the latest research in epidemiology, prevention, survivorship and long term effects.   

Epidemiology Research Areas

Our studies ask important public health and clinical questions about environmental, socioeconomic, lifestyle, genetic, and other factors that may contribute to the incidence, recurrence, and mortality of different cancers, as well as health and quality of life afterward. We collaborate with researchers locally and across the world to reduce the burden of cancer through our work in three key areas of cancer epidemiology research: Etiology, Survivorship, and Intervention.

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Our work is primarily done through research groups or individual projects. We collaborate with researchers across the Hutch to share knowledge and methodologies, creating a more efficient path to better care and a cure.


We research the causes and impacts of cancer in order to reduce cancer occurrence & suffering and improve survival.

BCI 2.5

We work toward the goals of making breast health a priority and reducing disparities in breast cancer outcomes worldwide. 

PNW Prostate Cancer SPORE

This group seeks to coordinate efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer. 


We develop, implement and study  guidelines to improve  breast cancer screening, detection, treatment and outcomes.

Latest Epidemiology News

More Epidemiology News
Hutch scientists receive $25M to solve breast cancer metastasis New collaboration will target dormant tumor cells, keeping them asleep (or killing them) so they won’t spread July 27, 2022
Science Says: The promise of precision medicine How understanding unique traits of individuals and their cancers can lead to precise treatments May 27, 2022
Dr. Christopher Li receives the Helen G. Edson Endowed Chair for Breast Cancer Research Epidemiologist is working to improve early detection of breast cancer February 10, 2022
Science Says: Renew, refocus, reduce risk Lowering risk of cancer through the science of prevention February 4, 2022

Kathi Malone

Program Head

Kara McBroom

Program Operations Director

Jennifer Bell

Research Administrator

Julia Park

Research Administrator

Kari Dempewolf

Administrative Assistant


The Epidemiology Program is located at the Robert W. Day Campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

Mailing Address:

Epidemiology Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Mail Stop M4-B874
Seattle, WA  98109-1024

Want to join our team?
Find job openings in the Epidemiology Program here!