Abramson Cancer Center - Cancer Control Program

The Cancer Control Program is a highly collaborative and transdisciplinary Program that focuses on identifying and analyzing the genetic, behavioral, and health care determinants of cancer susceptibility and outcomes in diverse and vulnerable populations and on developing, evaluating and implementing interventions to lower risk and improve cancer outcomes. The Cancer Control Program is one of two Population Science Research Programs of the Abramson Cancer Center. Program members work intra- and inter-Programmatically to apply advances in science to population health and cutting-edge data analytics, address the cancer burdens and risk factors in our catchment area, and train the next generation of cancer control researchers.

The Cancer Control Program is a vibrant community of interactive population science investigators working across four inter-connected aims to further research impacting our catchment area and beyond.

Program leaders:

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
George A. Weiss University Professor

Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Founders Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy



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Established in 2009, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research is an institution-wide collaborative effort, dedicated to conducting health behavior research, fostering advances in measurement of health behaviors, advancing the use of health behavior theory, and promoting collaboration among faculty, fellows and students. 




Center for Heath Behavior Research
University of Pennsylvania
837 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021

Office Number: 215-573-4529
Fax Number: 215-573-5315