Philip Nasca

Studies cancers affecting women and children

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Philip Nasca

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Etiological studies of breast cancer; cancer of the female reproductive organs; childhood cancers; nursing; cancer epidemiology

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School of Public Health Dean Philip Nasca has served as a member of numerous grant review boards for national agencies, including the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. He is an expert in cancers related to women and children.

UAlbany's School of Public Health educates students in areas examining the spread of disease-causing organisms, environmental pollutants, and bioterrorism. The School's research centers are devoted to promoting and advancing public health preparedness, including understanding and responding to the devastating effects of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Irene. Students are provided with the combination of classroom and real world experiences that prepares them for entering the world of public health.

The School of Public Health has developed a unique program that combines the academic resources of the State University system with resources of the New York State Department of Health. Through this partnership, and through the School's association with service providers throughout New York, it has created student-centered programs using New York State as an ideal 'laboratory' linking academic study with the world of public health practice.

Previously, Nasca worked with the New York State Department of Health, where he held a number of positions, including director of the Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology. He currently serves on the editorial board of both the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and the Annals of Epidemiology. He was appointed dean of the School of Public Health in 2007.