Simple Singh, MD, MPH
Simple Singh, MD, MPH is an epidemiologist with the Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSB) in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Singh leads surveillance data dissemination and promotion activities at CSB, including the premier cancer data source and the official federal cancer statistics, the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS). USCS is CDC’s most comprehensive and complex data system. Dr. Singh also leads the development of the U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, which makes comprehensive, federally funded cancer data accessible to wider audiences, including researchers and other sophisticated users, through interactive data visualizations. In addition, she provides epidemiologic expertise related to National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and cancer surveillance research to leadership. Dr. Singh has consulted with other agencies outside and across CDC for technical and epidemiologic assistance to data dissemination through other resources and data tools.
Dr. Singh earned her medical degree from Lviv State Medical University, in Ukraine, and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health, in New Orleans. Before coming to CDC in 2008, Dr. Singh worked for Georgia Division of Public Health in Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Registry Unit.
In addition to her leadership in cancer surveillance dissemination, Dr. Singh led and collaborated on several epidemiologic and surveillance studies that help promote cancer prevention and healthy living. The main focus of her research has been heath disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, and cancer survival.
Recent articles Dr. Singh has authored or co-authored include—
- 2023 Cancer distribution among Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander subgroups—United States, 2015–2019.
- 2020 Visualizing cancer incidence and mortality estimates by congressional districts, United States 2012–2016. [PDF-6.2MB]
- 2020 Trends in cancer incidence rates of subsites of the oral cavity and pharynx, United States 2007–2016.
- 2019 Racial and ethnic differences in survival of pediatric patients with brain and central nervous system cancer in the United States.
- 2018 Surveillance for cancers associated with tobacco use—United States, 2010–2014.
- 2018 Lung cancer among women in the United States.
- 2017 Surveillance for cancer incidence and mortality—United States, 2013.
- 2017 Racial and ethnic disparities among state Medicaid programs for breast cancer screening.
- 2016 Surveillance for cancer incidence and mortality—United States, 2012.
- 2016 Cancer incidence in Appalachia, 2004–2011.
- 2016 Breast cancer screening among women with Medicaid, 2006–2008: a multilevel analysis.
- 2015 Invasive cancer incidence and survival—United States, 2012.
- 2015 Surveillance for cancer incidence and mortality—United States, 2011.
- 2015 Summary of notifiable noninfectious conditions and disease outbreaks—United States: Cancer chapter.
- 2015 Invasive cancer incidence—Puerto Rico, 2007–2011.
- 2014 Ovarian and uterine cancer incidence and mortality in American Indian and Alaska Native women, United States, 1999–2009.
- 2014 Invasive cancer incidence—United States, 2010.
- 2012 Evaluation of primary/preferred language data collection.
- 2012 Anatomic distribution of malignant melanoma on the non-Hispanic black patient, 1998–2007.
- 2011 Association of cutaneous melanoma incidence with area-based socioeconomic indicators, United States, 2004–2006.
- 2011 Trends in endometrial cancer incidence rates in the United States, 1999–2006.
- 2009 Evaluating quality of census tract data in the NPCR dataset.