Assoc. Prof. Ophira Ginsburg
Director, High Risk Program, Perlmutter Cancer Cen
Associate Professor Population Health, Medicine
University of New York
Dr. Ginsburg is medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics, epidemiology, prevention, and screening. Her research spans more than a decade in global cancer control and women’s health equity. Since 2004, she has developed a program of population intervention research and training in global cancer control, with projects in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. She is principal investigator on studies of population differences in breast cancer risk factors; and of public health interventions to improve access to cancer services for women in low-income countries, and women from ethno-cultural minority communities in North America.
Dr. Ginsburg has authored 57 peer-reviewed articles, including a three-part commissioned series for The Lancet, “Health, equity, and women’s cancers”. A global effort with 40+ authors from 18 countries, the Series was published along with invited commentaries at the World Cancer Congress (Paris, Nov 2, 2016). She is a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Global Oncology (ASCO) and Journal of Cancer Policy (Elsevier). She is an Advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam, and is a faculty member of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London and the James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University, Bangladesh.