Vicki Benard, PhD
Vicki Benard, PhD, is an epidemiologist with more than 20 years’ experience working in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. In her current position as Chief of the Cancer Surveillance Branch, she leads the National Program of Cancer Registries, capturing cancer incidence data from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories.
Dr. Benard earned her doctorate in biometry and epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. She first joined DCPC in 1998 as a contractor working with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) to conduct a needs assessment of epidemiologic capacity in cancer control. Two years later, she became a staff epidemiologist. Much of her research has examined cervical cancer control and screening practices within the NBCCEDP, and she is well published on these issues. She is currently leading a study with cancer registries to collect data on cervical cancer survivors to understand why women continue to develop this largely preventable disease.
Dr. Benard shares her perspective in the blog post, “Cancer Registry Data: In the Clouds.”
Selected articles Dr. Benard has authored include—
- 2020 Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, part II: Progress toward Healthy People 2020 objectives for 4 common cancers.external icon
- 2020 Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, part I: National cancer statistics.external icon
- 2019 Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1999–2015, featuring cancer in men and women ages 20–49.external icon
- 2019 Overview of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s case investigation of cervical cancer study.external icon
- 2017 Cervical cancer survival in the United States by race and stage (2001–2009): findings from the CONCORD-2 study.external icon
- 2016 Population-based incidence rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in the human papillomavirus vaccine era.external icon
- 2016 Change in provider beliefs regarding cervical cancer screening intervals after an educational intervention.external icon
- 2015 Erratum to: The effectiveness of targeting never or rarely screened women in a national cervical cancer screening program for underserved women.external icon
- 2015 The effectiveness of targeting never or rarely screened women in a national cervical cancer screening program for underserved women.external icon
- 2014 Vital Signs: Cervical cancer incidence, mortality, and screening—United States, 2007–2012.
- 2014 Overview of the CDC Cervical Cancer (Cx3) study: an educational intervention of HPV testing for cervical cancer screening.external icon
- 2012 Cervical carcinoma rates among young females in the United States.external icon
- 2012 Timeliness of cervical cancer diagnosis and initiation of treatment in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.external icon
- 2011 Cancer screening practices among physicians in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.external icon
- 2010 Follow-up for cervical abnormalities in a managed care plan, 1999–2004.external icon
- 2008 Examining the association between socioeconomic status and potential human papillomavirus-associated cancers.external icon
- 2008 Assessment of follow-up for low-grade cytological abnormalities in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, 2000–2005.external icon
- 2007 Cervical cancer incidence in the United States by area of residence, 1998–2001.external icon