School of Public Health

Schwartz, Stephen

Stephen Marc Schwartz

Professor, Epidemiology

Graduate Program Director, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1984

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080 M4-C308
1100 Fairview Ave N., Building M
PO Box 19024, Mailstop: M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-4660
University of Washington
Dept. of Epidemiology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences F-261F
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-685-1799


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Research Interests

Dr. Schwartz primarily studies the etiology and outcomes of cancer. A major objective of his research is to determine the influence of genetic susceptibility, either alone or in combination with lifestyle and environmental risk factors. Current funded research projects include studies focusing on the genetic and non-genetic risk factors for HPV-cancers and testicular germ cell tumors. Other areas of cancer research focus on molecular markers for oral cancer outcomes and the health and well-being of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Among his other responsibilities in the field of cancer epidemiology, he serves as Principal Investigator of the Cancer Surveillance System, a population-based cancer registry at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Schwartz currently teaches "Methods and Issues in Using Biological Measurements in Epidemiologic Research" (EPI573) offered in the Fall Quarter of odd-numbered years and "Introduction to Laboratory Methods in Public Health Sciences" (EPI574) in the Winter Quarter of odd-numbered years.

In The News

Gender Differences Seen in Cancer Patients and Fertility Preservation
UW School of Public Health News, 08/05/2015

Study Finds Rise in Testicular Cancer among Young Hispanics
UW School of Public Health News, 07/29/2014

Testicular Cancer Rate Rising Among Young Latinos
KUOW, 07/16/2014