What is

Cancer Epidemiology?

Cancer epidemiology is a specialized field within epidemiology that focuses on understanding the patterns, causes, and control of cancer in populations. It involves studying the frequency of cancer cases, identifying risk factors, analyzing geographic and temporal trends, and evaluating strategies for prevention and control. Researchers use various study designs to gather data, contributing valuable insights to public health policies, cancer prevention initiatives, and advancements in cancer research and treatment.

Cancer Epidemiology

Discover the latest breakthroughs in cancer epidemiology.


Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc

Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc

Professor And Division Chief, Population Health Sciences; Associate Director For Population Sciences, UF Health Cancer Center

Lusine Yaghjyan

Lusine Yaghjyan

Associate Professor

Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc

Cancer Population and Data Science Laboratory

The caPoDS (Cancer Population and Data Science) Laboratory is at the forefront of cutting-edge research, with a primary focus on three vital areas: data-driven cancer detection, cancer survivorship, and cancer epidemiology. Through rigorous data analysis and innovative methodologies, the laboratory is dedicated to advancing the field of cancer detection by harnessing the power of data to develop more precise and effective screening and diagnostic techniques. in the realm of cancer survivorship, the caPoDS lab strives to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors by conducting comprehensive studies that provide valuable insights into the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment. Moreover, the laboratory plays a pivotal role in the domain of cancer epidemiology, examining the patterns, causes, and control of cancer in populations. Through these endeavors, the caPoDS laboratory is actively contributing to our understanding of cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis, and care for patients and survivors.

Dejana Braithwaite


UF Health Cancer Center