Victoria L. Stevens, PhD
Strategic Director, Laboratory Services
Victoria Stevens, PhD, is strategic director of laboratory services in the Epidemiology Research Program at the American Cancer Society. Her research has focused on identifying molecular and genetic factors that influence cancer risk, understanding the influence of environment on these factors, and defining the relationship between weight cycling and various health consequences. Her research has involved several cancers, including breast, prostate, colorectal, and renal, but she is particularly interested in metabolic and immune system factors that affect prostate cancer risk.
Dr. Stevens graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in chemistry and biology (summa cum laude) in 1981 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1988. Following postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry and Merck Research Laboratories from 1988-1990, Dr. Stevens joined the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 1990. In 1993, she moved to the Division of Cancer Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology and was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1998. Dr. Stevens spent a sabbatical year as a Visiting Scientist in the National Center for Environment Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2000. She left Emory and joined the Epidemiology and Surveillance Research group at the American Cancer Society in 2003.