Ann Geiger


Dr. Ann M. Geiger is currently Acting Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program within the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. In this role she is responsible for developing a scientific vision for this new group, establishing efficient operations, and nurturing a collegial culture. She is also the lead scientist for the recently established cancer care delivery research component of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program. Finally, Dr. Geiger is responsible for promoting health services research to senior leaders at NCI and with representing NCI on national initiatives such as the Vice President’s National Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative and the President’s Cancer Panel.

Before joining NCI, Dr. Geiger worked in both academic and delivery system environments. She spent seven years on the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine where, in addition to conducting research focused on cancer survivorship, she served as Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences. Prior to her position at Wake Forest, Dr. Geiger was a scientist at Kaiser Permanente Southern California for ten years, where she collaborated with clinicians and institutional leaders to conduct practice-based research focused on cancer screening, treatment outcomes, and quality of life. She has co-authored over 100 publications and participated in numerous peer reviews of manuscripts and grant applications, as well as serving as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute since 2007. Dr. Geiger earned an A.B. in Biology from Harvard-Radcliffe College and a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiologic Science from the University of Michigan.