Erica S. Breslau, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a program director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Breslau is a social and behavioral scientist focusing on the role of cancer control within healthcare systems. She primarily works on the utilization of cancer screening procedures for breast and colorectal cancers; management of cancer genetic testing in primary care; health inequalities among rarely and unscreened populations; supporting the dissemination of proven technologies and interventions into healthcare and community practice, including addressing screening decisions in early and late life to better understand their relevance to over and under screening. Dr. Breslau’s current research is devoted to advancing multilevel research methods and interventions. Prior to joining the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Breslau directed and monitored behavioral research among military populations.
Dr. Breslau earned a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a doctorate degree in social and behavioral sciences from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland.