Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D. 

Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University California, San Francisco 

Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director for Population Science of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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. He is past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.



Dr. Hiatt was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the NCI and has developed his research program and training activities around this experience at the national level. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer. Dr. Hiatt was responsible for the development, approval and management of a new UCSF doctoral program in Epidemiology & Translational Science. He serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology.