Camille Ragin

Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Dr. Camille Ragin Ph.D., MPH is Associate Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, the College of Public Health and the School of Medicine at Temple University. Her research focuses on cancer epidemiology and prevention primarily in Black populations. She earned a Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health and completed her postdoctoral training and MPH degree in Epidemiology as part of the NIH/NCI-funded Cancer Education and Career Development Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In 2006, she established the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium, a research group designed to promote collaboration between cancer researchers who focus their work on the African diaspora. Recognizing the public health significance of cancer in populations of African origin, and socio-cultural factors that influence disparities in health outcomes, she has fostered collaborative research by leading numerous multi-national pooling data initiatives to examine genetic, molecular and environmental contribution in carcinogenesis among populations of African origin. She is the recipient of a number of NIH and Foundation grants and is a recent American Cancer Society grantee with a 5-year Research Scholar Award to study racial disparities in HPV-negative head and neck cancer.