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Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD
Vice-President, Surveillance Research

Ahmedin Jemal PhD Photo

Dr. Jemal received a D.V.M. (1986) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology (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. Presently, he is Vice President of Surveillance Research Program, American Cancer Society. He currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. He also 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.

Dr. Jemal research has focused on cancer disparities with particular emphasis on the burden of cancer and other diseases that continue to be higher in blacks than in whites and in persons with lower than higher socioeconomic position. Factors that contribute to mortality disparities include socioeconomic disparities in work, wealth, income, education, housing and overall standard of living, economic and social barriers to high quality cancer prevention, early detection and treatment services and the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination on all of these factors.

E-mail: ahmedin.jemal@cancer.org

Selected Publications:

1. Jemal A, Ma J, Rosenberg P, Siegel R, Anderson W. Increasing lung cancer death rates among young women in Southern and Midwestern states. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012 June 25. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Bray F, Jemal A, Grey N, Ferlay J, Forman D. Global cancer transitions according to the Human Development Index (2008-2030): a population-based study. Lancet Oncology. 2012 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Jemal A, Simard EP, Xu J, Ma J, Anderson RN. Selected cancers with increasing mortality rates by educational attainment in 26 states in the United States, 1993-2007. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Center MM, Jemal A, Lortet-Tieulent J, Ward E, Ferlay J, Brawley O, Bray F. International Variation in Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates. European Urology. 2012 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Jemal A, Bray F, Forman D, O’Brien M, Ferlay J, Center MM, Parkin DM. The cancer burden in Africa and opportunities for prevention. Cancer. January 17, 2012. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27410. [Epub ahead of print].

6. Siegel RL, Ward EM, Jemal A. Trends in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in the U.S. by Tumor Location and Stage, 1992-2008. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print]

7. Jemal A, Saraiya M, Patel P, Cherala SS, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Kim J, Wiggins CL, Wingo PA. Recent trends in cutaneous melanoma incidence and death rates in the United States, 1992-2006. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Vol 65 (5) Supplement 1:517-525 November 2011.