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Edgar P. Simard, PhD, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist, Surveillance Research

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Dr. Simard earned a B.S. in Public and Environmental Health from Southern Connecticut State University in 1999, followed by an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Columbia University Epidemiology Department. Dr. Simard is a member of the Emory University Winship Cancer Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The City University of New York School of Public Health.

Dr. Simard’s research involves evaluating the impact of cancer control interventions (e.g., prevention, screening, and treatment) on cancer incidence and mortality patterns, with a focus on cancers of infectious origin (especially human papillomavirus-related malignancies) and cancers among people with HIV/AIDS. He also evaluates disparities in cancer incidence and mortality rates by socioeconomic position.


E-mail: edgar.simard@cancer.org

Selected Publications:

1. Simard EP, Fedewa S, Ma J, Siegel R, Jemal A. Widening socioeconomic disparities in cervical cancer mortality among women in 26 States: 1993–2007. Cancer. 2012. [E-Pub Ahead of Print].

2. 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 and Control. 2012. [E-Pub Ahead of Print].

3. Simard EP, Pfeiffer RM, Engels EA. Mortality due to cancer among people with AIDS: a novel approach using registry-linkage data and population attributable risk methods. AIDS. 2012; 26(10):1311–18.

4. Simard EP, Ward EM, Siegel R, Jemal A. Cancers with increasing incidence trends in the United States: 1999-2008. CA Cancer J Clin. 2012; 62(2):118–28.

5. Simard EP, Shiels MS, Bhatia K, Engels EA. Long-term cancer risk among people diagnosed with AIDS during childhood. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. 2012; 21(1):148–54.

6. Simard EP, Engels EA. Cancer as a cause of death among people with AIDS in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010; 51(8):957–62.

7. Simard EP, Pfeiffer RM, Engels EA. Spectrum of cancer risk late after AIDS in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2010; 170(15):1337–45.