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Fraumeni Joseph F. Jr.

E-mail: fraumeni@nih.gov

Dr. Fraumeni received a B.A. from Harvard College, an M.D. from Duke University, and an M.Sc. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Fraumeni joined the NCI in 1962 as a staff associate. He became Head of the Ecology Studies Section in 1966, Chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch in 1975, Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program in 1979, and founding Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics in 1995.

In recognition of his research on environmental and genetic determinants of cancer, Dr. Fraumeni has received numerous awards, including the Lilienfeld Award from the American College of Epidemiology, the John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association, the James D. Bruce Award from the American College of Physicians, the Nathan Davis Award from the American Medical Association, the Charles S. Mott Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, and the Medal of Honor from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Dr. Fraumeni is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

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