Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD
Vice President, Surveillance and Health Services Research
Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D. is vice president of the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society. His research focuses on cancer disparities, with particular emphasis on the burden of cancer and other diseases that continue to be higher in blacks and in persons of lower socioeconomic positions.
Dr. Jemal researches the various factors contributing to disparities in cancer mortality, including socioeconomic factors, social barriers, access to high quality cancer prevention, early detection and treatment services and the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination on all of these dynamics.
Dr. Jemal received a D.V.M. in 1986 from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 1997 from Louisiana State University. He obtained post-doctoral training in descriptive epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute before he joined the Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department of the American Cancer Society in 2001 as Strategic Director, Cancer Occurrence.
He currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, serves as associate editor of BMC Cancer, as a reviewer for several epidemiological and medical journals and as a member of several committees related to cancer surveillance.
Global burden of cancer: opportunities for prevention (Lancet, October 2012)
Increasing lung cancer death rates among young women in Southern and Midwestern states (Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 2012)
International variation in prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates (European Urology, June 2012)
Contribution of Screening and Survival Differences to Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Rates (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, May 2012)
Selected cancers with increasing mortality rates by educational attainment in 26 U.S. states, 1993-2007 (Cancer Causes Control, May 2012)
Racial disparities in stage-specific colorectal cancer mortality rates, 1985-2008 (Journal of Clinical Oncology, December 2011)
Cancer Deaths Drop For Second Consecutive Year (CA, January 2007)