A Forum on Health Outcomes:
Cancer Disparities in African American Men

in conjunction with the annual CHAAMPS National Meeting

Keynote Speaker:
Otis Brawley, MD,  Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society

Cancer Control in the 21st Century

February 28, 2019  |  1:00-3:00 PM
Graduate Hotel on the University of Minnesota Campus




Otis W. Brawley, an authority on cancer screening and prevention who served as chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University.  Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic, and social disparities in the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide.

A world-renowned cancer expert and practicing oncologist, Brawley is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.  He is a graduate of University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

At the American Cancer Society, he was responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education. He championed efforts to decrease smoking and implement other lifestyle risk reduction programs, as well as to provide critical support to cancer patients, and concentrate cancer control efforts in areas where they could be most effective.  As an acknowledged global leader in the field of health disparities research, Dr. Brawley was a key leader in the American Cancer Society’s work to eliminate disparities in access to quality cancer care.


Free and open to the public but registration required:

Questions please contact Amanda Brower at or 612 625-3601.