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Robert  Smith

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

I received my PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1983. Prior to joining the staff at the American Cancer Society in 1992, I was on the faculty at the Boston University School of Public Health, and a staff epidemiologist at the CDC. At the American Cancer Society I have been involved in the development of cancer screening guidelines for the past 30 years. My primary research interests are cancer epidemiology, evaluation of cancer prevention and early detection programs, multi-chronic disease models of preventive care, and quality assurance in the delivery of health services. Awards and Honors: Honorary Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging;  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors for Outstanding Advances in Breast Cancer; Prevent Cancer Foundation Cancer Prevention Laurel for Outstanding National Leadership;  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Medal of Honor; American Society for Breast Disease International Pathfinder Award.

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Contact Information

American Cancer Society

Atlanta , GA

Phone: 404-414-6900


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Areas of Interest

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Imaging
  • Public Health Practice
  • Risk Assessment


  • PhD 1983, SUNY at Stony Brook

Affiliations & Activities

American Cancer Society


  • , , Cancer screening in the United States, 2012: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Issues in Cancer Screening., CA Cancer J Clin 2012 (Epub date 01-21-2012), 62, 129-142
  • , , Mammographic interpretative volume and diagnostic mammography interpretation performance in community practice, Radiology, 262, 69-79
  • , , Cost?Effectiveness of Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer Using Tamoxifen in a Post?Menopausal U.S. Population. , Cancer, 117, 3322-3331
  • , , Impact of the Swedish Two-County Mammography Screening Trial upon Breast Cancer Mortality During Three Decades, Radiology, 260, 658-663
  • , , Promoting cancer screening within the patient centered medical home, CA: Cancer J Clin , 61, 8-30