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Dr. Ann Geiger is Chief of the Health Services and Economics Branch (HSEB) in ARP. Dr. Geiger provides leadership in advancing HSEB's mission: to study demographic, social, economic, and health system factors as they relate to preventive, screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for cancer and to develop and improve the methods and techniques of economics and health services research related to cancer. Dr. Geiger brings expertise in cancer survivorship, age-related treatment disparities, assessment of patient capacity to withstand treatment, and the translation and dissemination of appropriate follow-up care and behaviors into clinical practice.
Dr. Geiger received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Epidemiologic Science from the University of Michigan. Before her current NCI appointment, she was an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Geiger has held several leadership roles in the Cancer Research Network (CRN), a major HSEB initiative, and she has served as site principal investigator for CRN studies in domains including infrastructure, recurrence predictors, survivorship, determinants of late-stage cancer, efficacy of early screening and prophylactic mastectomy in women with a family or personal history of breast cancer, and organizational barriers to HMO participation in cancer clinical trials.
Among Dr. Geiger's other professional activities, she is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She also serves as a reviewer of numerous journals and is a member of national public health and cancer-focused professional societies. Dr. Geiger has received honors and awards for her leadership, editorial, teaching, and mentorship activities.