John A. Baron

John A. Baron, MD

Department of Epidemiology
School of Medicine
4105 Bioinformatic Building
CB #7080
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. John Baron is a professor of epidemiology with more than 30 years of experience as an etiologic and clinical epidemiologist. Currently, he focuses his research on cancer (especially colorectal cancer) and gastroenterological disorders. He is the leader of the Polyp Prevention Study Group, which has conducted several clinical trials of adenoma prevention, and is active in the Colon Family Registry and the Early Detection Research Network.

Honors and Awards

Overseas Visitor
2008, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Cannon Lecturer
2008, Society for Gastrointestinal Radiology

Miller Lecturer
2007, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Iowa

Katherine Swan Ginsburg Memorial Lecturer
2004, Division of Rheumatology, Brigham and Womens Hospital

Representative Courses

Clinical Trials (EPID 733)

Research Activities

Cancer prevention
Cancer epidemiology
Clinical trials
Gastroenterology epidemiology