Andrew Olshan


Dr. Andrew Olshan is the Barbara S. Hulka Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health.  He is Associate Director of Population Sciences, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His major interests include the epidemiology of cancer and reproductive, perinatal and pediatric outcomes. He has also been the principal investigator for NIH-, EPA-, and CDC-funded studies, including North Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study and several national studies of childhood cancer.  He is the current principal investigator for the Carolina Breast Cancer Study. He leads the North Carolina Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.

Dr. Olshan received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1987 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from 1987-1989.  From 1989-91 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  He arrived in the UNC Department of Epidemiology in 1991.