Professor of Epidemiology
Director of the Center for Genetics and Complex Traits
Associate Director for Population Science in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tim Rebbeck holds a PhD in human Genetics from the University of Michigan and Masters degrees in Epidemiology and Statistics. He was named a Fulbright Specialist to develop cancer research centers of excellence in Africa. He serves on Executive Counsel of AORTIC (African Organization for Research and Teaching in Cancer).
The goal of Dr. Rebbeck’s research is to understand the complex causes of cancer. He uses a multidisciplinary approach to identify and characterize genes and other biomarkers associated with human cancer, and to determine how these biological factors interact with environmental exposures in the etiology and progression of cancer. His work focuses on cancers of the breast, ovary, and prostate, with a particular emphasis on global health disparities. He leads multiple international research consortia that leverage the diversity of global populations to better inform the etiology and prevention of common cancers worldwide.