Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

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Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF; Associate Director of Population Sciences, and Leader, Cancer Control Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

robert.hiatt@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 514-8113 (voice)
Box 0560, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0560

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Research Summary

I am Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and also the Associate Director of Population Sciences for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. I was the first deputy director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (1998-2003), where, among other things, I oversaw the extramural cancer epidemiology, health services research, and surveillance programs. I have been the Director of Population Sciences at the HDFCCC since 2003 and Chair of Epidemiology & Biostatistics since 2006. I am a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society of Preventive Oncology. I have a demonstrated record in breast cancer, health disparities, environmental health research, global health science, and in leading successful and productive large-scale, multi-component research projects. This includes the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center, and now the BCERP Coordination Center for the last 12 years. I am strongly interested in the conduct of and training in transdisciplinary, team, and translational science.

Education

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, B.A., 1964, Zoology
Univ. of Michigan Med School, Ann Arbor, MI, M.D., 1968, Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Internship, 1969
U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Residency, 1971
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA, MPH, PhD, 1972, 1980, Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 1972-1973
    Research Associate, Institute of Pathobiology, Haile Sellassie I. University Addis Ababa, Ethiopia George Williams Hooper Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 1974
    Clinical Instructor in Medicine & Director, Employee Health Service, San Francisco General Hospital and University of California Medical School, San Francisco CA
  • 1974, 1976-81
    Physician, Berkeley and Hayward Industrial Medical Groups, Berkeley and Hayward, CA
  • 1974-1976
    Chief, Parasitology Section, San Juan Laboratories, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Center for Disease Control, US Public Health Service
  • 1977-1998
    Epidemiologist, Medical Methods Research (77-84), Senior Epidemiologist (85-90), Assistant Director (91-98), Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA
  • 1980-1987
    Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 1981-1997
    Lecturer, Department of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1981-1986
    Physician, Internal Medicine, Berkeley Family Practice Medical Group, Berkeley, CA
  • 1988-1998
    Associate Director for Detection, Prevention & Education (88-92), Director of Prevention Sciences (93-98), Northern California Cancer Center, CA
  • 1998-2003
    Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 2003-present
    Associate Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2006-2010
    Co-Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2010-present
    Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1967-68
    Victor Vaughn Medical Historical Society, University of Michigan Medical School
  • 1968
    Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Children's Bureau Fellowship, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 2001
    National Institutes of Health Merit Award, Quality of Cancer Care Committee
  • 2002
    National Institutes of Health Merit Award, Cancer Progress Report
  • 2002
    National Institutes of Health Director's Award, Cancer Progress Report
  • Memberships: American Public Health Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, American Society of Preventive Oncology (President 2003-05), American Epidemiological Society, American College of Epidemiology (President 1998-99), American College of Preventive Medicine, American Association of Cancer Research, Extramural Research Council, American Cancer Society

Selected Publications

  1. Ciesielski TH, Aldrich MC, Marsit CJ, Hiatt RA, Williams SM. Transdisciplinary approaches enhance the production of translational knowledge. Transl Res. 2016 Nov 10.
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  2. Hoeft KS, Barker JC, Shiboski S, Pantoja-Guzman E, Hiatt RA. Effectiveness evaluation of Contra Caries Oral Health Education Program for improving Spanish-speaking parents' preventive oral health knowledge and behaviors for their young children. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2016 Dec; 44(6):564-576.
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  3. Kubo A, Ferrara A, Laurent CA, Windham GC, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Hiatt RA, Quesenberry CP, Kushi LH. Associations Between Maternal Pregravid Obesity and Gestational Diabetes and the Timing of Pubarche in Daughters. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jul 1; 184(1):7-14.
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  4. Ganz PA, Hahn EE, Petersen L, Melisko ME, Pierce JP, Von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Lane KT, Hiatt RA. Quality of Posttreatment Care Among Breast Cancer Survivors in the University of California Athena Breast Health Network (Athena). Clin Breast Cancer. 2016 Oct; 16(5):356-363.
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  5. Gonzales FA, Jones RR, Deardorff J, Windham GC, Hiatt RA, Kushi LH. Neighborhood deprivation, race/ethnicity, and urinary metal concentrations among young girls in California. Environ Int. 2016 May; 91:29-39.
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  6. Vohra J, Marmot MG, Bauld L, Hiatt RA. Socioeconomic position in childhood and cancer in adulthood: a rapid-review. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2016 Jun; 70(6):629-34.
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  7. Moseson H, Massaquoi M, Dehlendorf C, Bawo L, Dahn B, Zolia Y, Vittinghoff E, Hiatt RA, Gerdts C. Reducing under-reporting of stigmatized health events using the List Experiment: results from a randomized, population-based study of abortion in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 44(6):1951-8.
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  8. Windham GC, Pinney SM, Voss RW, Sjödin A, Biro FM, Greenspan LC, Stewart S, Hiatt RA, Kushi LH. Brominated Flame Retardants and Other Persistent Organohalogenated Compounds in Relation to Timing of Puberty in a Longitudinal Study of Girls. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Oct; 123(10):1046-52.
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  9. Hiatt RA. Invited commentary: driving for further evolution. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 1; 181(7):459-62.
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  10. Hiatt RA, Tai CG, Blayney DW, Deapen D, Hogarth M, Kizer KW, Lipscomb J, Malin J, Phillips SK, Santa J, Schrag D. Leveraging state cancer registries to measure and improve the quality of cancer care: a potential strategy for California and beyond. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 May; 107(5).
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  11. Kale A, Deardorff J, Lahiff M, Laurent C, Greenspan LC, Hiatt RA, Windham G, Galvez MP, Biro FM, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum SL, Wolff MS, Barlow J, Mirabedi A, Lasater M, Kushi LH. Breastfeeding versus formula-feeding and girls' pubertal development. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Mar; 19(3):519-27.
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  12. Cheng ML, Zhang L, Borok M, Chokunonga E, Dzamamala C, Korir A, Wabinga HR, Hiatt RA, Parkin DM, Van Loon K. The incidence of oesophageal cancer in Eastern Africa: identification of a new geographic hot spot? Cancer Epidemiol. 2015 Apr; 39(2):143-9.
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  13. Izano M, Satariano WA, Hiatt RA, Braithwaite D. Smoking and mortality after breast cancer diagnosis: the health and functioning in women study. Cancer Med. 2015 Feb; 4(2):315-24.
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  14. Aktipis CA, Ellis BJ, Nishimura KK, Hiatt RA. Modern reproductive patterns associated with estrogen receptor positive but not negative breast cancer susceptibility. Evol Med Public Health. 2014; 2015(1):52-74.
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  15. Shim JK, Ackerman SL, Darling KW, Hiatt RA, Lee SS. Race and ancestry in the age of inclusion: technique and meaning in post-genomic science. J Health Soc Behav. 2014 Dec; 55(4):504-18.
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  16. Hoyt LT, Kushi LH, Leung CW, Nickleach DC, Adler N, Laraia BA, Hiatt RA, Yen IH. Neighborhood influences on girls' obesity risk across the transition to adolescence. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):942-9.
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  17. Kubo A, Ferrara A, Windham GC, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Hiatt RA, Quesenberry CP, Laurent C, Mirabedi AS, Kushi LH. Maternal hyperglycemia during pregnancy predicts adiposity of the offspring. Diabetes Care. 2014 Nov; 37(11):2996-3002.
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  18. Shim JK, Darling KW, Lappe MD, Thomson LK, Lee SS, Hiatt RA, Ackerman SL. Homogeneity and heterogeneity as situational properties: producing--and moving beyond?--race in post-genomic science. Soc Stud Sci. 2014 Aug; 44(4):579-99.
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  19. Hiatt RA, Porco TC, Liu F, Balke K, Balmain A, Barlow J, Braithwaite D, Diez-Roux AV, Kushi LH, Moasser MM, Werb Z, Windham GC, Rehkopf DH. A multilevel model of postmenopausal breast cancer incidence. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Oct; 23(10):2078-92.
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  20. Humblet O, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Balmes JR, Pinney SM, Hiatt RA. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and asthma among children 12-19 years of age: NHANES (1999-2008). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Oct; 122(10):1129-33.
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