Francis Boscoe

Francis P. Boscoe, PhD, MA

Spatial analysis, applications of geographic information systems in public health, cancer epidemiology, and data collection and quality in central disease registries. He is currently working on a geographic study of sunlight exposure and its beneficial association with non-skin cancers.

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Francis P. Boscoe, PhD, MA
Research Full Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

NYS Department of Health - Research Scientist
GEC 200



2000 Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University
1996 MA, Geography, Kent State University

Research Interests

Cancer epidemiology, spatial analysis, geographic information systems, demography

Additional Information

Frequently Taught Courses:

EPI 621 – Geographic Information Systems and Public Health (2003-2013)


  • Boscoe FP, Zhang X. Visualizing the diffusion of digital mammography in New York State. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2017, 26(4): 490-494. Preprint
  • Aquina CT, Becerra A, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, et al. The association among blood transfusion, sepsis, and decreased long-term survival following colon cancer resection. Annals of Surgery 2017, 266(2): 311-317. Full text
    Boscoe FP, Talbot TO, Kulldorff M. Public domain small-area cancer incidence data for New York State, 2005-2009. Geospatial Health 2016; 11(1): 304. Full text
  • Boscoe FP, Henry KA, Sherman RL, Johnson CJ. The relationship between cancer incidence, stage, and poverty in the United States. International Journal of Cancer 2016; 139(3): 607-612. Preprint
  • Wagner VL, Jing W, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Roohan PJ, Gesten FC. Improving adjuvant hormone therapy use in Medicaid Managed Care insured women. Preventing Chronic Disease 2016; 13: 160185. Full text
  • Mack JW, Chen K, Boscoe FP, Gesten FC, Roohan PJ, Schymura MJ, Schrag D. High intensity of end-of-life care among adolescent and young adult cancer patients in the New York State Medicaid program. Medical Care 2015; 53(12): 1018-1026. Abstract
  • Boscoe FP, Pradhan E. A Medicare-associated spike in U.S. cancer rates at age 65, 2000-2010. Public Health Reports 2015; 130(4): 343-348. Full text
  • Boscoe FP, Pradhan E. The most distinctive causes of death by state. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015; 12: 140395. Full text
  • Kohler BA, Sherman RL, Howlader N, Jemal A, Ryerson AB, Henry KA, Boscoe FP, Cronin KA, Lake A, Noone AM, Henley SJ, Eheman CR, Anderson RN, Penberthy L. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2011, Featuring Incidence of Breast Cancer Subtypes by Race/Ethnicity, Poverty, and State. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015; 107(6): 10.1093/jnci/djv048. Full text
  • Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Sherman RL, Stinchcomb DG, Lin G, Henry KA. The relationship between area poverty rate and site-specific cancer incidence in the United States. Cancer 2014, 120(14): 2191-2198. Full text