James G. Gurney, Ph.D. is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan.
Background: Dr. Gurney
has an extensive background conducting childhood cancer research, first etiologic in nature, and more recently on treatment-related clinical and psychosocial outcomes among long-term survivors.
is involved in national efforts on cancer survivorship with the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and the Children's Oncology Group.
was the 2001 recipient of the American Brain Tumor Association
Award for Excellence in Epidemiology from the Society for Neuro-Oncology
and received the Clinical Sciences Scholar Award from the University of Michigan
Dr. Gurney earned M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees in epidemiology from the University of Washington in Seattle with training in cancer epidemiology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
He also has an MSW from the University of Washington and worked for many years as a pediatric social worker before embarking on his career in epidemiology.
Currently, Dr. Gurney is a senior faculty member of the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at Michigan and he leads the development of clinical health outcomes research teams in the Department of Pediatrics at UM.
Dr. Gurney, a Fellow in ACE, has served on the Publications Committee since 2003, including Vice Chair from 2004-2006 and Chair since 2006.
Closely related, he is an Associate Editor for the Annals of Epidemiology.