Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD, MPH
Dr. Kanetsky earned his PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University and received post-doctoral training in molecular and genetic epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at Penn in 2001 and remained there for 12 years as a member of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. In 2013, he moved to the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute as Program Leader and Chair of Cancer Epidemiology. Dr. Kanetsky’s research is focused on investigations of inherited genetic variation and its relationship to disease across the pathogenesis spectrum, including prevention, etiology, progression and outcome, and translation of findings into clinical and public health practice. His research efforts combine theoretical and practical applications drawn from biological and biochemical pathways, epidemiologic study design, laboratory methods for genotype analysis, and statistical analysis of molecular epidemiological data. He is an integral investigator in international efforts examining genetic factors for testicular germ cell tumors and melanoma that use a variety of methodologies including familial, clinic and population-based study design and candidate gene and genome-wide approaches to address scientific questions relating to these cancers. In March 2017, Dr. Kanetsky will start a two-year term as President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology.