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Otis Brawley

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Languages spoken

  • English

Brawley, a practicing oncologist, is a global leader on cancer research and health disparities, and the development of cancer screening strategies and ensuring their effectiveness.

At Johns Hopkins, Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities, working to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. He is also directing community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland.

Brawley previously served as chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, where he was responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education. He champions efforts to decrease smoking, implement other lifestyle risk reduction programs, and to concentrate cancer control efforts in key areas.

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