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Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH

Senior Scientific Director
Cancer Surveillance Research

close up portrait of Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, ACS

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