Stephen Schwartz

Professor, Epidemiology

Box 358080, Room M4-B863
1100 Fairview Ave N.,
Seattle, WA 98109-1024


Research Interests

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
SPH News, 08/05/2015

Study Finds Rise in Testicular Cancer among Young Hispanics
SPH News, 07/29/2014

Testicular Cancer Rate Rising Among Young Latinos
KUOW, 07/16/2014

Research Team Honored for Innovative Science to Advance Cancer Research
AACR, 02/18/2011

Marijuana Use Linked to Testicular Cancer
The Onion, 02/11/2009

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