Joseph Lipscomb, PhD


Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


A Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Dr. Lipscomb is Professor of Health Policy and Management for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He served as Associate Director for Population Sciences at Winship Cancer Institute from 2010 until 2014.

Dr. Lipscomb was Chief of the Outcomes Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute from 1999 until arriving at Emory in 2004. While at the NCI, he co-chaired the Cancer Outcomes Measurement Working Group, chaired the trans-agency Quality of Cancer Care Committee, and was NCI lead for a collaborative effort with the National Quality Forum to develop consensus measures of cancer care quality.

Dr. Lipscomb is principal investigator on two research grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one examining optimal screening for those at elevated risk to breast and colorectal cancer and the other investigating the quality of cancer care for those diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer in Georgia. He is also principal investigator on a grant from the Association of Schools of Public Health and the CDC (funded by NCI and the Georgia Cancer Coalition) to augment the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry with administrative and clinical data from multiple public and private sources to support quality-of-care assessment.