Aimee James, PhD, MPH, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine, has been appointed as the new Prevention and Control Research Program co-leader for Siteman Cancer Center. In her new role as program co-leader, Dr. James will join current program co-leader, Laura Bierut, MD, in providing scientific leadership that facilitates and supports transdisciplinary and translational prevention and control science.
While active in several research areas, Dr. James’ primary focus is on health disparities and the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. As her research is community-based and community-engaged, she has developed strong collaborations with federally qualified health centers and primary care practices across Missouri and Illinois. Nationally, Dr. James is active in the leadership of the American Society of Preventive Oncology and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and recently she chaired a National Cancer Institute study section. Within Siteman Cancer Center, Dr. James has served as the Siteman Investment Program co-chair (since 2016) and the Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee chair (since 2014), as well as on the leadership committees of the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) and the Prevention & Control Research Program.