Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH

Senior Scientific Director, Cancer Surveillance Research

At ACS since 2005

Rebecca Siegel, MPH, is a cancer epidemiologist and Senior Scientific Director of Surveillance Research at the American Cancer Society. She directs the production of 7 Facts & Figures publications and their accompanying scientific articles. She’s the lead author of:

Research focus and accomplishments

Siegel’s other research focuses on disparities in cancer incidence and mortality with an emphasis on colorectal cancer, particularly early-onset disease. Her research contributed to a shift in the age at which the American Cancer Society recommends beginning colorectal cancer screening, from age 50 to age 45, and she serves as a scientific advisor on research initiatives in this area.


Siegel has led or coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters. See her complete list of publications on her Google Scholar page .  




  • MPH: Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • BS: Genetics, University of Georgia