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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Spotlight on IIB Investigator

Meredith Shiels, Ph.D.

Meredith Shiels

Meredith Shiels, Ph.D., uses innovative approaches to confront high-impact public health questions with population-based data resources and descriptive analyses. She combines multiple population-based data resources, quantifies the contribution of risk factors to time trends, and disaggregates cancer incidence and mortality rates to reveal underlying patterns and explanatory mechanisms. Currently, her research program focuses on 1) quantifying cancer risk and burden in people living with HIV; 2) estimating the impact of risk factors on changing cancer rates over time; and 3) understanding rising rates of premature mortality in the United States. Dr. Shiels is the co-principal investigator of the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study and collaborates widely with colleagues throughout DCEG, across NIH, at the CDC, and at state cancer registries.