Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

The Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is one of the first comprehensive academic programs in the world dedicated to the training of cancer epidemiologists.


The program’s curriculum includes a breadth of courses on cancer research methodology, substantive courses on cancer epidemiology and prevention, as well as courses on genetic epidemiology and biomarkers.


Students and fellows in the program work closely with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research into the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that influence both cancer incidence and survival with studies both in the U.S. and globally.

Prospective and Current Students

A notable strength of the program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is its integration into the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and allows researchers to leverage unique data resources. These resources provide superb research opportunities for students and fellows.