UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Co-Leader, UNC Lineberger Cancer Epidemiology Research Program
Area of Interest
Hazel Nichols, PhD, is a cancer epidemiologist and professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research is focused on improving cancer care by providing epidemiologic evidence to guide personal and medical decision-making around cancer risk and survivorship. Her work is based within population-based observational cohort studies, cohorts identified in health systems data, and uses linked information from cancer registries, vital statistics, health care databases, and administrative insurance claims. Dr. Nichols is multiple principal investigator of the statewide Carolina Endometrial Cancer Study and the multi-site Valuing Opinions and Insight from Cancer Experiences (VOICE) Study of AYA cancer, and faculty director of the UNC Cancer Survivorship Cohort.
News and Stories
Cancer center researchers to present latest findings at international breast cancer meeting
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium features presentations outlining basic, translational, clinical and community-based study findings focused on advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Endometrial Cancer Center of Excellence focused on advancing research and care, eliminating disparities
UNC Lineberger is launching the Endometrial Cancer Center of Excellence to advance the scientific understanding of the causes, prevention and clinical treatment of endometrial cancer.
Study finds obesity slows progress against cancer deaths
Hazel Nichols, PhD, and colleagues report in a study published in JAMA Network Open that obesity-related cancer deaths are improving, but at a slowing pace.
Study tracks endometrial cancer across North Carolina
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, are launching a major initiative to track 1,000 women across North Carolina with endometrial cancer.