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Deana Baptiste, PhD, MPH

Senior Director
Guideline Development

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At ACS since 2013

As Senior Director for Guidelines Development and epidemiologist, Deana M. Baptiste, PhD, serves within Early Cancer Detection Science as the methodologist and leads the development process for the American Cancer Society (ACS) evidence-based cancer screening guidelines. She also manages the volunteer Guidelines Development Group and provides subject matter expertise on cancer screening for ACS initiatives.


Dr. Baptiste is part of the team that updates and publishes the ACS’s cancer screening guidelines, the evidence that supports them, and is a contributing author to other ACS publications.

For a full list of her publications, visit her Google Scholar page.



Work before ACS

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health
  • The Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service, Health Science Officer

Professional organizations

  • Guidelines International Network, North America Steering Committee


  • PhD: Epidemiology, Miller School of Medicine Graduate Program in Public Health, University of Miami
  • MPH: The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University 
  • BS: Medical Technology, University of TX Medical Branch