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Andrew Olshan, PhD

Andrew Olshan, PhD

Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, UNC School of Medicine
Associate Director, Population Sciences
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2105-B McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7435
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Olshan’s major interests include the epidemiology of cancer and reproductive, perinatal and pediatric outcomes. He has been the principal investigator for multiple NIH-, EPA-, and CDC-funded studies of adult and childhood cancers and reproductive and pediatric outcomes. 

He is the current principal investigator for the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study and leads the North Carolina Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. 

Dr. Olshan has been at UNC for over 23 years and teaches in both the cancer epidemiology and reproductive, perinatal and pediatric programs. He was epidemiology department chair from 2006 to 2018.

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Research Activities

Cancer and reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, including examination of environmental, social, and genetic risk factors; research in cancer outcomes and survivorship

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