Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH

Dr. Colditz is Niess Gain Professor and Chief of the Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine. He serves as Associate Director for Prevention and Control at Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Colditz is an internationally recognized leader in cancer prevention and control with an exceptional record of publication (over 870 peer reviewed original articles, over 130 review articles, book chapters, and editorials), a long record of NCI funding, and collaboration with state and national organizations to implement cancer prevention.71 In particular through the 1990s he led efforts to promote colorectal cancer screening nationally and in New England. In the late 1990s he led the development of the web site, Your Disease Risk, which he continues to update and which has over 1,000 unique new users each day. This tool has received numerous awards for its ease of access and serves as a resource for numerous NIH funded research projects including adaptations for use in the primary care setting. For his service to cancer prevention and control he was awarded the ACS Medal of Honor in 2011. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academies, and also to the Academy of Science of St. Louis in 2006. He is the 2012 recipient of the AACR American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in Epidemiology and Prevention.