Andrew Olshan, PhD

Andrew OlshanDepartment Chair
Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

2101B Mcgavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-966-7424


1987 University of Washington PhD, Epidemiology
1982 University of Washington MS, Epidemiology
1978 Arizona State University BA, Anthropology


EPID 775 Advanced Cancer Epidemiology: Classic and Contemporary Controversies in Cancer Causation Syllabus

Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Child development
  • Environment (general)
  • Occupational health
  • Reproductive health

Key publications

Olshan AF, Hobbs CA, Shaw GM (2011)
Discovery of genetic susceptibility factors for human birth defects: an opportunity for a National Agenda.
Am J Med Genet A: vol.155A(8), p.1794-7.

Divaris K, Olshan AF, Smith J, Bell ME, Weissler MC, Funkhouser WK, Bradshaw PT (2010)
Oral health and risk for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study.
Cancer Causes Control: vol.21(4), p.567-75.

MacLehose RF, Olshan AF, Herring AH, Honein MA, Shaw GM, Romitti PA (2009)
National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Bayesian methods for correcting misclassification: an example from birth defects epidemiology.
Epidemiology: vol.20(1), p.27-35.

Mordukhovich I, Reiter PL, Backes DM, Family L, McCullough LE, O’Brien KM, Razzaghi H, Olshan AF (2011)
A review of African American-white differences in risk factors for cancer: prostate cancer.
Cancer Causes Control: vol.22(3), p.341-57.

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