Thomas A. Sellers, PhD
Director, Cancer Center and Research Institute
Executive Vice President
Distinguished Moffitt Scholar
Moffitt Cancer Center
Thomas Sellers is Director of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Executive Vice President. He previously served as Associate Center Director of Cancer Prevention & Control. He joined Moffitt in August 2003.
Sellers completed his undergraduate studies in Community Nutrition at the University of California at Davis. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Tulane University in 1988 and completed postdoctoral training in genetic epidemiology at Louisiana State University. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where he became a tenured Associate Professor, Program Leader and Associate Director of the Cancer Center. In 1994, he joined the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn., as Professor and Associate Director of Population Sciences. In 2002, he became Deputy Director.
Sellers is the author of more than 320 publications, nine reviews, and a textbook on epidemiology for public health practice that is in its fifth edition. He has received funding from the National Cancer Institute since 1990 and has secured over $45 million in peer-reviewed extramural grant support as a principal or co-principal investigator. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors, several editorial boards of scientific journals and the external advisory committee of 26 NCI-designated cancer centers.