CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) conducts and supports studies, often in collaboration with partners, to develop and apply sound science to reduce the burden of cancer and eliminate health disparities. This research uses many different areas of expertise (behavioral science, economics, epidemiology, health services, medicine, and statistics) to address the public health research needs of DCPC programs, health care providers, people affected by cancer, and the larger comprehensive cancer control community.
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Featured Scientist: Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH
Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH, is a health economist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Dr. Guy’s areas of research include health insurance, health care access and utilization, cost of illness, and cost effectiveness. Dr. Guy has led research projects examining the economic burden of skin cancer, indoor tanning in the United States, the economic burden of cancer survivorship, and the costs and cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening.
Dr. Guy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, a master of public health in health policy from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a doctorate in health services research and health policy with a concentration in economics from Emory University. In 2013, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness at CDC. He is a recipient of the CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship Outstanding Fellow Award.
Recent articles Dr. Guy has authored include—
- 2013 Indoor tanning among young non-Hispanic white females.
- 2013 The economic burden of cancer survivorship among adults in the United States.
- 2013 Factors associated with guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy among breast cancer patients in rural Georgia.
- 2012 Visit duration for outpatient physician office visits among patients with cancer.
- 2012 Melanoma treatment costs: a systematic review of the literature, 1990–2011.
- 2011 Years of potential life lost and indirect costs of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer: a systematic review of the literature.
- 2011 Use of indoor tanning devices by high school students in the United States, 2009.
- 2011 The health burden and economic costs of cutaneous melanoma mortality by race/ethnicity—United States, 2000 to 2006.
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