Case CCC Seeking Associate Director for Population Sciences

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC), an NCI-designated cancer center in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), invites candidates to apply for the role of Associate Director for Population Sciences.

The Associate Director (AD) for Population Sciences oversees the broad interests and approaches taken by the Case CCC, its consortium institutions and research members in all aspects of cancer population sciences. The Case CCC consortium includes CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals, covering over 2.5M population lives and providing ample opportunities to develop high impact programs that study and affect population cancer prevention, detection and risk reduction, across the continuum of primary and secondary prevention, risk assessment, policy interventions, and tertiary prevention.

The AD coordinates with the Associate Director for Cancer Disparities Research on efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of poverty, barriers to care, racial and other population disparities on cancer prevention, detection and treatment outcomes. Likewise, the AD links to the Associate Director for Bioinformatics on studies of population health leveraging large databases, with the Associate Director for Basic Research to facilitate the discovery of biologic risk factors that may affect populations, and the Associate Director for Clinical Research to advocate for equitable access to clinical trials, managing the needs of special populations and efforts to link socioeconomic, genomic, ancestry and lifestyle risks to the burden of cancer.

The AD will have access to investigators focused on large health care databases, geospatial analyses, and identification and management of high-risk populations in the research programs of the cancer center. Through the executive committee and program leader meetings, the AD links transdisciplinary investigation to population efforts. The AD works with the Office of Training and Career Enhancement to offer training for trainees and junior faculty, in addition to cross-training for clinical and basic scientists with interests in population sciences.