Division of Health Policy In the Department of Family Medicine And Public Health

Faculty Profile

John P. Pierce, PhD

John P. Pierce, PhD Title: Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine And Public Health; Director, Population Sciences, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Location: Moores Cancer Center
Mail Code: 0901
Mailing Address: 3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0901
Phone:(858) 822-2380

Email: jppierce@ucsd.edu

John Pierce, PhD is a Professor for Cancer Research in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. He has led the cancer prevention and control effort at UCSD since 1992. Currently, Dr. Pierce is director for population sciences at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Pierce is recognized for his outstanding contributions to cancer prevention research for his work on the epidemiology of health behaviors, and in particular on tobacco smoking and nutrition in cancer care. He has been honored by a number of societies including American Association of Cancer Research and the Congress of Epidemiological Societies for his cancer prevention research.

Dr. Pierce received his B.Sc. from Monash University in Australia, an M.Sc. from McMaster University in Canada and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and also of the Society for Behavioral Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Breast cancer
  • Population level Tobacco Use
  • Obesity, Diet and Physical activity and breast cancer
  • Health Behavior Interventions Theory
  • Behavioral epidemiology

Curriculum Vitae

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