Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD

Vice President, Surveillance and Health Services Research

Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D. is the Vice President of the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society. He received his D.V.M. from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and his Ph.D. in Veterinary Science with a concentration in Epidemiology from Louisiana State University. He obtained post-doctoral training in descriptive epidemiology of cancer at the National Cancer Institute before he joined the Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department of the American Cancer Society in 2001.

Dr. Jemal’s principal research interests include cancer disparities and the social determinants of health and health services and outcomes research, with a focus on major cancers and common risk factors. His main goal at ACS has been to build a strong research team of cancer surveillance and health services research in order to promote the application of evidence-based cancer prevention and control in the US and worldwide.