Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

Professor Epidemiology & Biostatistics
UCSF
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 514-8113

Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Director of Population Science and Associate Director of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer. His central focus at UCSF is building a strong transdisciplinary research and training program in epidemiology with a focus on cancer population sciences. He is also an Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley and Adjunct Investigator at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland. From 1998 to early 2003 he was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, where he oversaw cancer research in epidemiology and genetics, surveillance, and health services and outcomes research. He is a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology.

Publications: 

Age, comorbidity, life expectancy, and pulmonary nodule follow-up in older veterans.

Wong ML, Shi Y, Fung KZ, Ngo S, Elicker BM, Brown JK, Hiatt RA, Tang VL, Walter LC

No one to turn to: low social support and the incidence of undesired pregnancy in the United States.

Moseson H, Dehlendorf C, Gerdts C, Vittinghoff E, Hiatt RA, Barber J

Girls' Sleep Trajectories Across the Pubertal Transition: Emerging Racial/Ethnic Differences.

Hoyt LT, Deardorff J, Marceau K, Laurent CA, Windham GC, Greenspan LC, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Grimm KJ, Hagan MJ, Biro FM, Wolff MS, Kushi LH, Hiatt RA

The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer.

Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, Glantz S, Nguyen T, Pasick R, Palmer N, Perkins A, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, van 't Veer LJ, Ashworth A

The association of early life socioeconomic position on breast cancer incidence and mortality: a systematic review.

Akinyemiju TF, Demb J, Izano MA, Rehkopf DH, Fang ML, Hiatt RA, Braithwaite D

Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Pubertal Onset in a Cohort of Multiethnic Girls: Implications for Breast Cancer.

Hiatt RA, Stewart SL, Hoeft KS, Kushi LH, Windham GC, Biro FM, Pinney SM, Wolff MS, Teitelbaum SL, Braithwaite D

Age at Pubertal Onset in Girls and Tobacco Smoke Exposure During Pre- and Postnatal Susceptibility Windows.

Windham GC, Lum R, Voss R, Wolff M, Pinney SM, Teteilbaum SL, Sosnoff CS, Dobraca D, Biro F, Hiatt RA, Greenspan LC, Galvez M, Kushi LH

Origins of Cancer Disparities in Young Adults: Logic Models to Guide Research.

Hiatt RA, Handley MA, Ling PM, Burchard E, Thakur N, Bibbins-Domingo K

Characteristics of Esophageal Cancer Cases in Tanzania.

Mmbaga EJ, Deardorff KV, Mushi B, Mgisha W, Merritt M, Hiatt RA, Mwaiselage J, Zhang L, Van Loon K

Population Health Science: A Core Element of Health Science Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hiatt RA, Engmann NJ, Ahmed M, Amarsi Y, Macharia WM, Macfarlane SB, Ngugi AK, Rabbani F, Walraven G, Armstrong RW

Transdisciplinary approaches enhance the production of translational knowledge.

Ciesielski TH, Aldrich MC, Marsit CJ, Hiatt RA, Williams SM

Early puberty in 11-year-old girls: Millennium Cohort Study findings.

Kelly Y, Zilanawala A, Sacker A, Hiatt R, Viner R

Associations Between Maternal Pregravid Obesity and Gestational Diabetes and the Timing of Pubarche in Daughters.

Kubo A, Ferrara A, Laurent CA, Windham GC, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Hiatt RA, Quesenberry CP, Kushi LH

Quality of Posttreatment Care Among Breast Cancer Survivors in the University of California Athena Breast Health Network (Athena).

Ganz PA, Hahn EE, Petersen L, Melisko ME, Pierce JP, Von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Lane KT, Hiatt RA

Brominated Flame Retardants and Other Persistent Organohalogenated Compounds in Relation to Timing of Puberty in a Longitudinal Study of Girls.

Windham GC, Pinney SM, Voss RW, Sjödin A, Biro FM, Greenspan LC, Stewart S, Hiatt RA, Kushi LH

Charting a future for epidemiologic training.

Brownson RC, Samet JM, Chavez GF, Davies MM, Galea S, Hiatt RA, Hornung CA, Khoury MJ, Koo D, Mays VM, Remington P, Yarber L

Leveraging state cancer registries to measure and improve the quality of cancer care: a potential strategy for California and beyond.

Hiatt RA, Tai CG, Blayney DW, Deapen D, Hogarth M, Kizer KW, Lipscomb J, Malin J, Phillips SK, Santa J, Schrag D

Breastfeeding versus formula-feeding and girls' pubertal development.

Kale A, Deardorff J, Lahiff M, Laurent C, Greenspan LC, Hiatt RA, Windham G, Galvez MP, Biro FM, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum SL, Wolff MS, Barlow J, Mirabedi A, Lasater M, Kushi LH

The incidence of oesophageal cancer in Eastern Africa: identification of a new geographic hot spot?

Cheng ML, Zhang L, Borok M, Chokunonga E, Dzamamala C, Korir A, Wabinga HR, Hiatt RA, Parkin DM, Van Loon K

Neighborhood influences on girls' obesity risk across the transition to adolescence.

Hoyt LT, Kushi LH, Leung CW, Nickleach DC, Adler N, Laraia BA, Hiatt RA, Yen IH

Maternal hyperglycemia during pregnancy predicts adiposity of the offspring.

Kubo A, Ferrara A, Windham GC, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Hiatt RA, Quesenberry CP, Laurent C, Mirabedi AS, Kushi LH

A multilevel model of postmenopausal breast cancer incidence.

Hiatt RA, Porco TC, Liu F, Balke K, Balmain A, Barlow J, Braithwaite D, Diez-Roux AV, Kushi LH, Moasser MM, Werb Z, Windham GC, Rehkopf DH

Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and asthma among children 12-19 years of age: NHANES (1999-2008).

Humblet O, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Balmes JR, Pinney SM, Hiatt RA

Long-term outcomes among African-American and white women with breast cancer: what is the impact of comorbidity?

Izano M, Satariano WA, Tammemagi MC, Ragland D, Moore DH, Allen E, Naeim A, Sehl ME, Hiatt RA, Kerlikowske K, Sofrygin O, Braithwaite D

Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization and integration.

Green LW, Ottoson JM, García C, Hiatt RA, Roditis ML

Onset of breast development in a longitudinal cohort.

Biro FM, Greenspan LC, Galvez MP, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Windham GC, Deardorff J, Herrick RL, Succop PA, Hiatt RA, Kushi LH, Wolff MS

The Athena Breast Health Network: developing a rapid learning system in breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and care.

Elson SL, Hiatt RA, Anton-Culver H, Howell LP, Naeim A, Parker BA, Van't Veer LJ, Hogarth M, Pierce JP, Duwors RJ, Hajopoulos K, Esserman LJ

Promoting innovation and creativity in epidemiology for the 21st century.

Hiatt RA, Sulsky S, Aldrich MC, Kreiger N, Rothenberg R

Transforming epidemiology for 21st century medicine and public health.

Khoury MJ, Lam TK, Ioannidis JP, Hartge P, Spitz MR, Buring JE, Chanock SJ, Croyle RT, Goddard KA, Ginsburg GS, Herceg Z, Hiatt RA, Hoover RN, Hunter DJ, Kramer BS, Lauer MS, Meyerhardt JA, Olopade OI, Palmer JR, Sellers TA, Seminara D, Ransohoff DF, Rebbeck TR, Tourassi G, Winn DM, Zauber A, Schully SD

Smoking and survival after breast cancer diagnosis: a prospective observational study and systematic review.

Braithwaite D, Izano M, Moore DH, Kwan ML, Tammemagi MC, Hiatt RA, Kerlikowske K, Kroenke CH, Sweeney C, Habel L, Castillo A, Weltzien E, Caan B

Cancer screening: the journey from epidemiology to policy.

Deppen SA, Aldrich MC, Hartge P, Berg CD, Colditz GA, Petitti DB, Hiatt RA

Prognostic impact of comorbidity among long-term breast cancer survivors: results from the LACE study.

Braithwaite D, Moore DH, Satariano WA, Kwan ML, Hiatt RA, Kroenke C, Caan BJ

Challenges and opportunities in research on early-life events/exposures and cancer development later in life.

Mahabir S, Aagaard K, Anderson LM, Herceg Z, Hiatt RA, Hoover RN, Linet MS, Medina D, Potischman N, Tretli S, Trichopoulos D, Troisi R

Disparities in cancer screening in individuals with a family history of breast or colorectal cancer.

Ponce NA, Tsui J, Knight SJ, Afable-Munsuz A, Ladabaum U, Hiatt RA, Haas JS

Combating environmental causes of cancer.

Willett WC, Colditz GA, Hiatt RA

25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, vitamin D intake and joint symptoms in postmenopausal women.

Chlebowski RT, Johnson KC, Lane D, Pettinger M, Kooperberg CL, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan T, O'Sullivan MJ, Yasmeen S, Hiatt RA, Shikany JM, Vitolins M, Khandekar J, Hubbell FA

Long-term prognostic role of functional limitations among women with breast cancer.

Braithwaite D, Satariano WA, Sternfeld B, Hiatt RA, Ganz PA, Kerlikowske K, Moore DH, Slattery ML, Tammemagi M, Castillo A, Melisko M, Esserman L, Weltzien EK, Caan BJ

Father absence, body mass index, and pubertal timing in girls: differential effects by family income and ethnicity.

Deardorff J, Ekwaru JP, Kushi LH, Ellis BJ, Greenspan LC, Mirabedi A, Landaverde EG, Hiatt RA

Science, prudence, and politics: the case of smoke-free indoor spaces.

Widome R, Samet JM, Hiatt RA, Luke DA, Orleans CT, Ponkshe P, Hyland A

Is pregnancy after breast cancer safe?

Kranick JA, Schaefer C, Rowell S, Desai M, Petrek JA, Hiatt RA, Senie RT

Investigation of relationships between urinary biomarkers of phytoestrogens, phthalates, and phenols and pubertal stages in girls.

Wolff MS, Teitelbaum SL, Pinney SM, Windham G, Liao L, Biro F, Kushi LH, Erdmann C, Hiatt RA, Rybak ME, Calafat AM

Body burdens of brominated flame retardants and other persistent organo-halogenated compounds and their descriptors in US girls.

Windham GC, Pinney SM, Sjodin A, Lum R, Jones RS, Needham LL, Biro FM, Hiatt RA, Kushi LH

Intraclass correlation estimates for cancer screening outcomes: estimates and applications in the design of group-randomized cancer screening studies.

Hade EM, Murray DM, Pennell ML, Rhoda D, Paskett ED, Champion VL, Crabtree BF, Dietrich A, Dignan MB, Farmer M, Fenton JJ, Flocke S, Hiatt RA, Hudson SV, Mitchell M, Monahan P, Shariff-Marco S, Slone SL, Stange K, Stewart SL, Strickland PA

National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Family History and Improving Health.

Berg AO, Baird MA, Botkin JR, Driscoll DA, Fishman PA, Guarino PD, Hiatt RA, Jarvik GP, Millon-Underwood S, Morgan TM, Mulvihill JJ, Pollin TI, Schimmel SR, Stefanek ME, Vollmer WM, Williams JK

National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Family History and Improving Health: August 24-26, 2009.

Berg AO, Baird MA, Botkin JR, Driscoll DA, Fishman PA, Guarino PD, Hiatt RA, Jarvik GP, Millon-Underwood S, Morgan TM, Mulvihill JJ, Pollin TI, Schimmel SR, Stefanek ME, Vollmer WM, Williams JK

Hypertension is an independent predictor of survival disparity between African-American and white breast cancer patients.

Braithwaite D, Tammemagi CM, Moore DH, Ozanne EM, Hiatt RA, Belkora J, West DW, Satariano WA, Liebman M, Esserman L

A health services research agenda for cellular, molecular and genomic technologies in cancer care.

Wideroff L, Phillips KA, Randhawa G, Ambs A, Armstrong K, Bennett CL, Brown ML, Donaldson MS, Follen M, Goldie SJ, Hiatt RA, Khoury MJ, Lewis G, McLeod HL, Piper M, Powell I, Schrag D, Schulman KA, Scott J

Socioeconomic status in relation to early menarche among black and white girls.

Braithwaite D, Moore DH, Lustig RH, Epel ES, Ong KK, Rehkopf DH, Wang MC, Miller SM, Hiatt RA

Epidemiology of non-small cell lung cancer in Asian Americans: incidence patterns among six subgroups by nativity.

Raz DJ, Gomez SL, Chang ET, Kim JY, Keegan TH, Pham J, Kukreja J, Hiatt RA, Jablons DM

Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of breast cancer.

Chlebowski RT, Johnson KC, Kooperberg C, Pettinger M, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan T, Rossouw J, Lane D, O'Sullivan MJ, Yasmeen S, Hiatt RA, Shikany JM, Vitolins M, Khandekar J, Hubbell FA

Cancer screening for underserved women: the Breast and Cervical Cancer Intervention Study.

Hiatt RA, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Bloom J, Davis P, Gardiner P, Luce J

Approaching health disparities from a population perspective: the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities.

Warnecke RB, Oh A, Breen N, Gehlert S, Paskett E, Tucker KL, Lurie N, Rebbeck T, Goodwin J, Flack J, Srinivasan S, Kerner J, Heurtin-Roberts S, Abeles R, Tyson FL, Patmios G, Hiatt RA

Translational research and good behavior.

Hiatt RA, Miller SM, Vernon SW

Trends in colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.

Phillips KA, Liang SY, Ladabaum U, Haas J, Kerlikowske K, Lieberman D, Hiatt R, Nagamine M, Van Bebber SL

Interventions to prevent skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation: a systematic review.

Saraiya M, Glanz K, Briss PA, Nichols P, White C, Das D, Smith SJ, Tannor B, Hutchinson AB, Wilson KM, Gandhi N, Lee NC, Rimer B, Coates RC, Kerner JF, Hiatt RA, Buffler P, Rochester P

Revised Bethesda Guidelines for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome) and microsatellite instability.

Umar A, Boland CR, Terdiman JP, Syngal S, de la Chapelle A, Rüschoff J, Fishel R, Lindor NM, Burgart LJ, Hamelin R, Hamilton SR, Hiatt RA, Jass J, Lindblom A, Lynch HT, Peltomaki P, Ramsey SD, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Vasen HF, Hawk ET, Barrett JC, Freedman AN, Srivastava S

Cancer outcomes research and the arenas of application.

Lipscomb J, Donaldson MS, Hiatt RA

Promoting informed decisions about cancer screening in communities and healthcare systems.

Briss P, Rimer B, Reilley B, Coates RC, Lee NC, Mullen P, Corso P, Hutchinson AB, Hiatt R, Kerner J, George P, White C, Gandhi N, Saraiya M, Breslow R, Isham G, Teutsch SM, Hinman AR, Lawrence R

Screening interval and risk of invasive squamous cell cervical cancer.

Miller MG, Sung HY, Sawaya GF, Kearney KA, Kinney W, Hiatt RA

The Cancer Genetics Network: recruitment results and pilot studies.

Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Bowen D, Finkelstein D, Griffin C, Hanson J, Isaacs C, Kasten-Sportes C, Mineau G, Nadkarni P, Rimer B, Schildkraut J, Strong L, Weber B, Winn D, Hiatt R, Nayfield S

Reducing disparities in breast cancer survival: a Columbia University and Avon Breast Cancer Research and Care Network Symposium.

Antman K, Abraido-Lanza AF, Blum D, Brownfield E, Cicatelli B, Debor MD, Emmons K, Fitzgibbon M, Gapstur SM, Gradishar W, Hiatt RA, Hubbell FA, Joe AK, Klassen AC, Lee NC, Linden HM, McMullin J, Mishra SI, Neuhaus C, Olopade FI, Walas K

Colorectal cancer screening for persons at average risk.

Anderson WF, Guyton KZ, Hiatt RA, Vernon SW, Levin B, Hawk E

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