Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Smita Bhatia completed her training in Blood Banking and Hematology/ Oncology and Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She served as Founding Chair of the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope from 2006 to 2014. Dr. Bhatia joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2015 to establish the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship. She is the White Endowed Professor in Pediatric Oncology at UAB.

With over 430 peer-reviewed publications and continuous funding from NCI and LLS since 2000, Dr. Bhatia is an internationally renowned leader in cancer outcomes and survivorship. She serves as associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Senior Editor for Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. She is an elected member of American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. Dr. Bhatia is the recipient of the Frank H Oski Lectureship Award from ASPHO, the Clinical Scholar Award from LLS, and the Outstanding Investigator Award from the NCI. She was the recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentoring (2020) and the Distinguished Professor award from UAB (2021).

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