Louis Block Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Human Genetics
Associate Director of Population Sciences, the Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Chicago
Dr. Habibul Ahsan, Louis Block Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Human Genetics, is the Associate Director of Population Sciences at UChicago's Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ahsan’s research interests focus on studying the inter-relationships between environmental and host factors in cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases and exploiting information on these relationships at a population level in developing and evaluating prevention interventions in humans. Specifically, his research integrates the environmental, nutritional and life-style factors with measures of host factors and modern molecular genomics to understand the etiology, pathogenesis, prognosis and prevention of cancer, cardiovascular and other disorders of national and international public health significance. One of his most recent research interests includes evaluation of human microbiome diversity as determinants and susceptibility factors for human health and disease.