Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator (PI)
"Melissa Bondy, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, formerly known as the Department of Health Research and Policy...Bondy, who comes to Stanford from Baylor College of Medicine, also will serve in the newly created role of associate director for population sciences at the Stanford Cancer Institute. In that role, she will spearhead the research enterprise of the institute’s population sciences program, which is designed to reduce the burden of cancer and improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
Bondy earned a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Before coming to Stanford, she spent nearly two decades at Baylor College of Medicine.In 2001, she became director of the Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Center, a joint center of Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Ten years later, she took on a new role as the associate director of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciencesat Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, where she focused much of her research on understanding heredity patterns and genetic susceptibilities in brain and breast cancer." Access the full Stanford Medicine News story