M. Norman Oliver, MD

M. Norman Oliver, MD

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Morbidity and Mortality

Dr. Oliver is developing a sustainable research career studying racial and ethnic cancer health disparities. He is entering the third year of K07 "Career Development Award in Cancer Control, Prevention, and Population Sciences" from the National Cancer Institute.  With this award, he is acquiring new skills and broadening his knowledge, resulting in innovative and cutting-edge research that will add to his understanding of racial and ethnic health disparities.  In particular, he is developing expertise in cancer control and prevention with an emphasis on cancer health disparities.  He is also developing methodological knowledge and skills in spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics, with a particular focus on using geographic information systems in this work.  Dr. Oliver has conducted cancer surveillance research, using geographic information systems and spatial statistics to look at the role of race and poverty in the incidence of prostate cancer in Virginia and other southeastern states.  He collaborates with other researchers in the CCSG, particularly Dr. Daniel Theodorescu, one of the sponsors of his K07 training plan, and members of the Biostatistical Core of the CCSG.