Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Economics of cancer
Florence Tangka, PhD, MS
Health Economist, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Florence Tangka, PhD, MS, is a health economist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She is the principal investigator for a number of CDC cancer economics studies. Her current research focuses on the economics of cancer, economics of the national cancer registry program, economics of cancer screening programs, and utilization of breast and cervical cancer screening services. Dr. Tangka also serves as a professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
Dr. Tangka received a BS from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a Masters from Rutgers (both degrees are in agricultural economics). In 2008, she received an alumni award from Rutgers. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida, Department of Food and Resource Economics, and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table.
Dr. Tangka has authored and coauthored many publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the National Medical Association, Health Economics, American Journal of Managed Care, Cancer, Medical Care, Health Promotion Practice, Cancer Causes & Control, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Gastroenterology and Preventing Chronic Diseases. She has conducted interviews with several national media outlets, including CNN Radio, the Associated Press, CBS News Radio, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Columbus, Dispatch News, Medscape Oncology, and the Wall Street Journal.
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