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Elizabeth Platz ScD, MPH

Elizabeth A Platz ScD, MPH

Professor and Martin D. Abeloff, MD Scholar in Cancer Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Elizabeth A. Platz is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in the Department of Urology and the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the Martin D. Abeloff, MD Scholar in Cancer Prevention and the Co-Director of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Platz is a leader in the field of cancer epidemiology and is recognized for her leadership of multidisciplinary prostate cancer research teams. A major focus of her work is the use of molecular and genetic epidemiology approaches to understand the mechanisms underlying prostate incidence and progression. She conducts her work with an eye toward translation of findings into prevention and treatment strategies. She is at the forefront of epidemiologic research on the role of inflammation, a target for prevention, in the development of prostate cancer, and on telomere length as a prognostic marker for poor outcome after treatment for prostate cancer.