University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Christopher Haiman, Sc.D.

Photograph of Christopher Haiman

Chris Haiman, ScD is Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the USC Keck School of Medicine and AFLAC Chair of Cancer Research. He is also a Program Leader of the Cancer Epidemiology Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Haiman is a genetic epidemiologist with research that focused on exploring racial and ethnic disparities in cancer risk, with the goal of developing approaches to reduce these disparities. The Multiethnic Cohort (MEC), a large prospective study of cancer in primarily non-European ancestry populations (n>215,000), has been the foundation of his scientific investigation into the genetic risk of cancer, initially through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and more recently in large-scale genomic consortia in minority populations that employ next generation sequencing technology. Dr. Haiman is currently co-PI of the MEC. He has co-authored >300 peer-reviewed publications with many in prominent journals including Nature Genetics, NEJM and JNCI.