The VICC.ORG Investigator Directory

Joseph K. McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Cancer Epidemiologist

Contact Information:

International Epidemiology Foundation
1455 Research Blvd; Suite 550
Rockeville, MD 20850


Dr. McLaughlin is Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and President of the International Epidemiology Institute, a biomedical research organization with offices in Rockville, MD, and Jacksonville, FL, involved in the design, conduct and analysis of epidemiologic studies into the causes of cancer and other diseases. Prior to co-founding IEI in 1994, Dr. McLaughlin directed research into the causes of cancer for 12 years at the National Cancer Institute, where he was Deputy Chief of the Biostatistics Branch.

Dr. McLaughlin has led research into assessments of occupational exposures, pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and implants as they relate to cancer and other diseases in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia. Internationally recognized for his research on the etiology of renal cancer, among Dr. McLaughlin's more than 400 scientific publications are also those which have helped set theoretical and practical standards for epidemiological study methods. He is an editor for numerous journals, including the American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health, and the Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants.

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