University of Washington School of Public Health
Acting Chair, Epidemiology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Schwartz primarily studies the etiology and outcomes of cancer. A major objective of his research is to determine the influence of genetic susceptibility, either alone or in combination with lifestyle and environmental risk factors. Current funded research projects include studies focusing on the genetic and non-genetic risk factors for HPV-cancers and testicular germ cell tumors. Other areas of cancer research focus on molecular markers for oral cancer outcomes and the health and well-being of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Among his other responsibilities in the field of cancer epidemiology, he serves as Principal Investigator of the Cancer Surveillance System, a population-based cancer registry at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1984
In the News
- Gender Differences Seen in Cancer Patients and Fertility Preservation
UW School of Public Health News, 08/05/2015
- Study Finds Rise in Testicular Cancer among Young Hispanics
UW School of Public Health News, 07/29/2014
- Testicular Cancer Rate Rising Among Young Latinos
- Research Team Honored for Innovative Science to Advance Cancer Research
- Cannabis doubles testicular cancer risk, says US study
The Guardian, 02/10/2009
- Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer
US News & World Report, 02/10/2009
- Just Say No ... or Else You Get Cancer?
ABC News, 02/09/2009
- Could smoking pot raise testicular cancer risk?
CNN Health, 02/09/2009