Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
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Areas of Expertise
- Childhood cancer
Eric Tai, MD, MS
Medical Officer, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCCDPHP
Eric Tai, MD, MS, is board certified in Preventive Medicine and is a Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention from 2006-2008, and is currently a medical officer in the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Branch in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. The CCC Program funds states, tribes/tribal organizations, and territories to establish coalitions, assess the burden of cancer, determine priorities, and develop and implement CCC programs.
Dr. Tai attended the Georgia Institute of Technology for his undergraduate studies and the Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He completed residencies in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland. His work and research focus on pediatric cancers, health care access for adolescents and young adults with cancer, evaluating quality of cancer care through linkage of cancer registry data to other data sources, and improving cancer patients' knowledge of infection control. Some recent articles he has authored include "Clostridium difficile infection among children with cancer," "Differences in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival between young adults and children," and "Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survival among adolescents."
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