Aaron P. Thrift, PhD

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

I am a cancer epidemiologist with research interests in cancer control, prevention and survivorship, particularly aiming to develop strategies to reduce the population burden of cancer. Within these fields of research, I have a special interest and growing expertise in building statistical models to understand cancer etiology and prognosis, developing risk prediction models for cancer and pre-cancer, and using Mendelian randomization methods to assess causal associations in observational data. My current research into the genetic and environmental causes of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer aims to stimulate a significant change in clinical practice towards an evidence-based approach and individualized targeted interventions and treatments for disease prevention.