Panel members are distinguished members of the scientific, research, and public communities appointed by the President of the United States to serve three-year terms.
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPHChairView Bio
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPHChairDean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
UNC Gillings School of Global Public HealthDr. Rimer was appointed to the President's Cancer Panel by President Barack Obama in 2011. Dr. Rimer's work in the cancer field has guided national research, practice, and policy for more than 20 years. Her research has contributed to the evidence base in a number of cancer-related areas, including informed decision making, long-term maintenance of behavior changes, adherence to cancer prevention and early detection practices, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions.Until 2015, Dr. Rimer served as Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was the first woman and behavioral scientist to chair the NCI's National Cancer Advisory Board. She has received numerous awards, including the 2004 Healthtrac Foundation Award for Health Education and the 2013 American Cancer Society's Medal of Honor.Dr. Rimer received a BA and an MPH from the University of Michigan and a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.