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Professor Weiss earned a medical degree from Stanford University and a doctor of public health from Harvard. Following two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, he joined the University of Washington’s Department of Epidemiology faculty in 1974. His early work documented the rapidly rising incidence of endometrial cancer in the U.S. among American postmenopausal women that followed an increase in the use of non-contraceptive estrogens. Professor Weiss was Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine from 1984-1993.

Professor Weiss' research is primarily in the area of cancer epidemiology. Part of his time is devoted to the study of epidemiologic methods and of the application of these methods to the understanding of the determinants of the outcome of illness.

Forthcoming events

Social evolution and social engineering in bacterial infection

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

What can genotyping studies tell us about on-farm transmission routes of Campylobacter?

Monday, 04 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Oxford Festival of Global Health - Lovesick

Thursday, 07 March 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ The Curzon Cinema, The Westgate, Oxford

Title TBC

Monday, 15 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms