Ann Hamilton is a Professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). She received her Ph. D. from UCLA’s School of Public Health. Dr. Hamilton has a background in cancer epidemiology and her research has focused on etiology of breast and germ cell cancers. She has also studied cancer outcomes and quality of life related to breast, prostate, NHL, thyroid and other cancers. Dr. Hamilton has been the P.I. of several cancer registry-based NCI-SEER funded studies to assess quality of care received by cancer patients, as well as quality of life, late and long term effects of cancer, information needs, and how decisions are made regarding treatment. Recently she has been studying health behaviors and long term survivorship concerns among childhood cancer survivors. She is the recruitment core lead for the RESPOND study, which seeks to recruit over 10,000 African American men with prostate cancer from across the US in order to determine factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer.  Dr. Hamilton also assists other researchers who wish to utilize the Cancer Surveillance Program, the SEER registry for Los Angeles County which is located at USC. She has collaborated with multiple CanSORT investigators over the past several years and has led USC site operations for several studies.