Dr. Robert A. Hiatt is the Director of Population Sciences and Associate Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and also a Senior Scientist for the National Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland. Dr. Hiatt holds adjunct appointments as Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health and the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland.
From 1998 to early 2003 he was the Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he oversaw cancer research in epidemiology and genetics, surveillance, and health services research. Before that he was the Director of Prevention Sciences at the Northern California Cancer Center and also Assistant Director for Epidemiology at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Northern California.
He was trained in medicine at the University of Michigan and in epidemiology at the University of California Berkeley. He is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and, until taking his NCI position, practiced general internal medicine. He is a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology.
Dr. Hiatt is the PI for the Research Core. He has overall responsibility of all three research projects under the Research Core.