Cancer Control & Population Health Program

UVA Cancer Center catchment area map

The Cancer Control and Population Health (CPH) program promotes population health sciences research focused on cancer prevention, access to optimal and effective treatment, and support of cancer survivors. To accomplish the overarching goals, the research of the CPH program is organized around the following two specific aims.

Aim 1: Identify and investigate key biobehavioral and socioenvironmental factors and mechanisms driving disparities in cancer risk and survival. 

Aim 2: Reduce cancer risks through multi-level interventions and implementation research in diverse populations. 

Across these aims, the CPH program is focused on research that highlights health disparities in cancer care and rural access to cancer care, particularly in rural Appalachia. Additionally, the Cancer Center Without Walls (CCWW) research program comprises a novel UVA initiative to reach patients across Virginia to provide quality cancer care and to reduce cancer burden across the state. CPH program members utilize the Population Health and Cancer Outcomes Core and Community Engagement and Outreach in addressing these research goals

Program Leadership

CCPH is led by Li Li, MD, PhD, and Roger Anderson. PhD. The program is represented by a wide variety of research interests and expertise across the Cancer Center and UVA Health.

Read more about program members and their research interests.