Garth Rauscher, PhD

Title & Department

Associate Professor

Department of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

School of Public Health

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Phone: 312-413-4317


Dr. Garth Rauscher is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He is lead for the Metro Chicago Breast Cancer Registry (MCBCR), which is one of six active registries that contribute demographic, radiology, and population-based breast cancer data to the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. He oversaw implementation of the Breast Cancer Care in Chicago (BCCC) study, and has co-authored numerous papers from this population-based study examining racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer tumor characteristics, timing and quality of screening and diagnostic care, treatment, DNA methylation, and outcomes. He has collaborated with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (recently rebranded as Equal Hope) on quality improvement initiatives and research on the quality of breast cancer care. He has mentored numerous epidemiology PhD students through his leadership on the UIC Komen Graduate Training in Breast Cancer Disparities fellowship program from 2011-2019 and as part of UIC’s R25 and T32 Cancer Prevention and control training grants. He teaches both introductory and advanced epidemiology methods courses at UIC.


PhD, UNC Chapel Hill

Disease Focus

Breast; Colorectal; Cervical

Research Keywords

Breast Cancer; Disparities; Colorectal Cancer; Cervcal Cancer; Residential Histories; Life Course Epidemiology; Quality Of Care

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

Department Webpage

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