Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH

Primary Academic Title

Associate Director, Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, and Niess-Gain Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

To implement prevention strategies that engage clinicians, the community and individuals. We can have an impact on the entire community and the region. Siteman has enormous strength in basic science research and understanding disease processes. The cancer center's Prevention and Control Program creates a complement between discoveries in biological science and effective interventions. The challenge is to add ways to identify cancer risks for both individuals and within whole communities and to change behavior to lower risk and improve people’s lives.


  • 1979: MBBS, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 1982: MPH, epidemiology, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
  • 1986: DrPH, epidemiology, Harvard University
  • 1998: MD, University of Queensland


  • 1979 - 1981: Intern and resident, internal medicine, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • 1981 - 1983: Research fellow, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

Selected Research Publications

Molecular classification and biomarkers of clinical outcome in breast ductal carcinoma in situ: Analysis of TBCRC 038 and RAHBT cohorts.
  • Strand SH, Rivero-Gutiérrez B, Houlahan KE, [...] Colditz GA, [...] West RB
  • Cancer Cell 2022
Distinct germline genetic susceptibility profiles identified for common non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes.
  • Berndt SI, Vijai J, Benavente Y, [...] Colditz G, [...] Rothman N
  • Leukemia 2022
Increased Reach and Effectiveness With a Low-Burden Point-of-Care Tobacco Treatment Program in Cancer Clinics.
  • Ramsey AT, Baker TB, Stoneking F, [...] Colditz GA, [...] Chen LS
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022
Joanne Knight Breast Health Cohort at Siteman Cancer Center.
  • Colditz GA, Bennett DL, Tappenden J, [...] Toriola AT
  • Cancer Causes Control 2022
Family History of Breast Cancer and Mammographic Breast Density in Premenopausal Women.
  • Han Y, Moore JX, Colditz GA, Toriola AT
  • JAMA Netw Open 2022
Essentialism and Exclusion: Racism in Cancer Risk Prediction Models.
  • Waters EA, Colditz GA, Davis KL
  • J Natl Cancer Inst 2021
Essentialism and Exclusion: Racism in Cancer Risk Prediction Models.
  • Waters EA, Colditz GA, Davis KL
  • J Natl Cancer Inst 2021
Metabolic syndrome, metabolic comorbid conditions and risk of early-onset colorectal cancer.
  • Chen H, Zheng X, Zong X, [...] Colditz GA, [...] Cao Y
  • Gut 2021

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