Philip Nasca

Philip Nasca, PhD

Studies cancers affecting women and children.

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Philip C. Nasca, PhD

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

One University Pl, GEC 158



State University of New York at Buffalo        
Buffalo, NY
Ph.D. (Epidemiology), 1982

State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
M.S. (Epidemiology), 1970

Gannon University
Erie, Pennsylvania
B.S. (History/Sociology), 1965

Research Interests

Epidemiology of cancer with a particular emphasis on cancers of the breast, ovary, reproductive
Track and childhood tumors. Research interests also include the use of routinely collected data from population based cancer registries and vital records systems for prevention and control of cancer and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Additional Information


Introduction to Epidemiological Methods
Cancer Epidemiology
Topics in Epidemiology
Intermediate Methods in Epidemiology
Advanced Methods in Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Applied Epidemiology
Controversies in Epidemiology
Research Ethics
Doctoral Teaching Seminar


Van Minh, H and Nasca PCPublic Health in Transitional Vietnam: Achievements and Challenges. March/April 2018; 24:supplement 2

L Hou · J Jiang · B Liu · P C Nasca · Y Wu · X Zou · W Han · Y Chen · B Zhang · F Xue · H Pang · J Li. Association between smoking and deaths due to colorectal malignant carcinoma: A national population-based case-control study in China. Brit J Cancer. 2015, 110:

Jingmei Jiang · Haiyu Pang · Boqi Liu · Philip C Nasca · Biao Zhang · Yanping Wu · Wei Han · Margaret Gates · Tao Lu · Xiaonong Zou · Fang Xue · Lei Hou · Zixing Wang · Yuyan Wang · Yuanli Chen · Junyao Li. Effects of active, passive, and combined smoking on cervical cancer mortality: a nationwide proportional mortality study in Chinese urban women. Cancer Causes and Control. 2015, 26:

Jiang J, Nasca PC, Han W, Xue F, Zhang B. Data Management and Statistical methods in. Cancer Research and Clinical Trials in Developing Countries: A Practical Guide. Stefan C (ed) Springer, 2015.

Guthrie S Birkhead, Millicent Eidson, Diane Dewar, Philip Nasca, Dale L Morse, Integrating Public Health Education in a Public Health Practice Setting: The Experience of the School of Public Health. JPHMP 05/2014; 20(3):278-84.

Jingmei Jiang, Biao Zhang, Mingtao Zhang, Fang Xue, Yong Tang, Shaohua Liang, Lei Hou, Weizhi Wang, Wei Han, Kuliqian Asaiti, Philip C. Nasca, Yanhong Wang, Haiyu Pang, Zixing Wang, Yuyan Wang, Changchun Qiu. Prevalence of conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors among Chinese Kazakh individuals of diverse occupational backgrounds in Xinjiang China. International Journal of Cardiology 2014, 179:558-560.

Ablah E, Biberman DA, Weist EM, Beukens P, Bentley M, Burke D, Finnegan JR, Flahault A, Frenk, Gotsch AR, Klag MJ, Rodriguez Lopez MH, Nasca P, Shortell S, Spencer HC. Improving Global Health Education: Development of a Global Health Competency Model. American Journal
of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
, Accepted for publication, November, 2013

McLaughlin CC, Baptiste MS, Schymura MJ, Zdeb MS, and Nasca PC.: Birth weight and melanoma in childhood: an exploratory analysis. January 2011. Submitted to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Lynch CD, Buck-Louis GM, Lahti MC, Pekow PS, Nasca PC, Cohen B: The birth certificate as an efficient means of identifying children conceived with the help of fertility treatment. Am J Epidemiol. 2011; 174:211-8.

Le TPM, Luu PD, Nguyen TTT, Nguyen TQPDT, Nguyen DCM, Nguyen TTT, Nguyen TPL, Buchanan D1, Nasca2. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of community towards rabies prevention in the North of Vietnam. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2010-2011;31: 21-31