Eric Tai, MD, MS
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 to 2008, served as a medical officer in the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Branch in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control from 2008 to 2017, and is currently the Deputy Associate Director for Science. The National 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 children, 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 of the most recent articles Dr. Tai has first-authored include—
- 2017 Geographic access to cancer care and mortality among adolescents.
- 2017 Cost of cancer-related neutropenia or fever hospitalizations, United States, 2012.
- 2014 Clinical trial enrollment among adolescents with cancer: supplement overview.
- 2014 Treatment setting, clinical trial enrollment, and subsequent outcomes among adolescents with cancer: a literature review.
- 2014 Understanding and addressing the lack of clinical trial enrollment among adolescents with cancer.
- 2012 Health status of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
- 2011 Clostridium difficile infection among children with cancer.
- 2010 Differences in non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival between young adults and children.
- 2010 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival among adolescents.