Joseph E. Bauer, PhD

Strategic Director, Survey Research & Evaluation

Joseph E. Bauer, Ph.D. is a research scientist who specializes in survey research and evaluation for the Statistics & Evaluation Center (SEC). He is an experienced and knowledgeable national leader, who has expertise in multiple disciplines across the diverse areas of social, behavioral, epidemiological, and health sciences.  He is a seasoned consultant who has worked with many colleagues from all parts of the Society, as well as external partners.  He has been an adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Bauer has been a highly qualified scientific reviewer/chair for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for several years.  His focus has been on improving healthcare systems, and real-world utilization of evidence in large scale, pragmatic clinical studies, and as it could positively impact population health in implementation & dissemination science. Previously he was honored by the NIH/FDA with an appointment as a Distinguished Editor for Tobacco Control and Regulatory Science (TCORS).

Dr. Bauer is recognized nationally, for his leadership in the American Evaluation Association and is a Section Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. He is also the Quantitative Editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior.  He is a long-time scientific reviewer and editorial board member for several other peer-reviewed journals, such as: CANCER, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Epidemiology, American Journal of Health Promotion, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Preventive Medicine, and Implementation Science.

Prior to joining the Society in 2006, Dr. Bauer was a founding center director of the Survey Research & Data Acquisition Resource (an NCI Core) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York.  He was a senior biostatistician in the Department of Health Behavior.  He was an associate professor in Roswell Park’s Graduate Division of Cancer Prevention & Control teaching epidemiology and biostatistics and a research investigator on ~9 million dollars in Federal, State, and Foundation grants. He was a member of the Institutional Review Board, the Biostatistical Core Resource, and the Continuing Medical Education Review Board.

Since coming to the American Cancer Society, Dr. Bauer has played a critical role in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating more than 150 projects.  These were hospital and community-based service programs across the cancer care continuum: cancer prevention, early detection, quality-of-life, survivorship, and palliative care. He came to ACS to make a difference, and he continues to have a positive impact on people’s lives!