Ewan K. Cobran, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Ewan Cobran, PhD, is a senior associate consultant in the Department of Quantitative Health Science, Division of Epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences. His primary research focuses on oncology, medically underserved populations and cancer health disparities. His research divides race into subcomponents (i.e., ethnicity, nativity, community, familial health experiences and religion) to broaden the understanding of how these factors influence drug use, patterns of care, and perceptions and barriers to detection and treatment of cancer in order to enhance existing theoretical cancer detection and treatment frameworks.

Dr. Cobran’s scholarship effort focuses on community-based participatory research, secondary data analysis (i.e., Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registry, Medicare Claims Database), and implementation of evidenced-based behavioral interventions.

Research Activities

Prostate cancer
Community-based participatory research
Health behavior change
Health equity
Men's health, especially oncology
Public health studies


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Health Disparities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
  • PhD, Pharmaceutical Science, Howard University, College of Pharmacy, 2012
  • BS (with honors), Health Science, University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance, 2006