Robert A. Hiatt MD, MPH, PhD

Scott Lee

Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of California, San Francisco
  • Associate Director for Population Sciences Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF

Robert A. Hiatt is a Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and former Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director of Population Science of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Robert A. Hiatt is a Professor of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director of Population Sciences of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer. He was the first Director of the Graduate PhD program in Epidemiology and Translational Science at UCSF. He is also an Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley and Adjunct Investigator at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland. From 1998 to early 2003 he was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, where he oversaw cancer research in epidemiology and genetics, surveillance, and health services and outcomes research. He is a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology.

  • PhD – Epidemiology, UC Berkeley, 1980
  • MPH – Epidemiology, UC Berkeley, 1972
  • MD – University of Michigan, 1968
  • BA – Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Implementation of Science
  • Systems modeling for cancer
  • Community engagement
  • Health equity
  • PHS 258/EPI 252 Cancer Epidemiology (with Dr. C. Metayer)