Our Scientists

Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., M.P.H.

E-mail Scarlett.Gomez@cpic.org
Research Scientist III, Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Principal Investigator, Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry
Consulting Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute

Research Interests

  • Surveillance of cancer incidence, treatment, and survival among racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, immigrant, and underserved populations
  • Roles of the social and built environment, institutional discrimination, immigration, and cultural factors on racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes
  • Cancer incidence and outcomes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Research Programs and Studies

Research Publications

Gomez SL, Glaser SL, Horn-Ross PL, Cheng I, Quach T, Clarke CA, Reynolds P, Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, Lee MM, Satariano WA, Hsing AW. Cancer research in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations: Accelerating cancer knowledge by acknowledging and leveraging heterogeneity.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prevention  2014; 23:2202-05.

Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S, De Rouen M, Keegan THM, Yen IH, Mujahid M, Satariano WA, Glaser SL. The impact of neighborhood social and built environment factors across the cancer continuum: current research, methodologic considerations, and future directions. Cancer  2015;24:1157-64.

Gomez SL, Noone AM, Lichtensztajn DY, Scoppa S, Gibson JT, Liu L, Morris C, Kwong S, Fish K, Wilkens LR, Goodman MT, Deapen DM, Miller BA. Cancer incidence trends among Asian American populations in the United States, 1990-2008. J Natl Cancer Inst  2013;105(15):1096-1110.

Kurian AW, Lichtensztajn DY, Keegan THM, Nelson DO, Clarke CA, Gomez SL. Use of and mortality after bilateral mastectomy compared with other breast cancer surgical treatments in California, 1998-2011.  JAMA 2014; 312(9):902-14. 

Gomez SL, Glaser SL, McClure LA, Shema SJ, Kealey M, Keegan THM, Satariano WA. The California Neighborhoods Data System: a new resource for examining the impact of neighborhood characteristics on cancer incidence and outcomes in populations. Cancer Causes Control  2011; 22:631-647. 



University of California, Berkeley

B.A., 1994

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Michigan

M.P.H., 1997


Stanford University

Ph.D., 2002


Asian CHI study

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