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Rafael Meza

Professor, Epidemiology


Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Rafael Meza is a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, in U-M School of Public Health, and an Honorary Professor at the Mexico National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Dr. Meza’s is interested in cancer risk assessment and the analysis of cancer epidemiology data using mechanistic models of carcinogenesis. He is also interested in the mathematical modeling of chronic and infectious disease dynamics and its applications in public health policy design.

Dr. Meza is Coordinating Principal Investigator of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung group and Principal Investigator of the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR), and member of the UM Tobacco Research Network.

Currently, Dr. Meza is developing models to evaluate the impact of screening and smoking cessation on lung cancer risk. Additional projects include the development of methodologies to investigate the effects of infectious disease dynamics on the risk of cancers with infectious disease etiology, modeling the impact of policies on cigarette and smokeless tobacco use, and modeling the impact of diabetes prevention strategies in Mexico.


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