Lisa A. Cannon-Albright, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and director of the Genetic Epidemiology Division at the University of Utah. She is a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
A leading genetic epidemiologist, Cannon-Albright was on the research team that identified the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations associated with the inherited risk of breast cancer. She helped identify the inherited p16 gene that increases the risk of melanoma and the HPC2/ELAC gene predisposing to prostate cancer. Currently, she is studying inherited genes that predispose certain families to a higher risk of melanoma. She also serves as principal investigator on research projects related to prostate cancer predisposition. The Utah Population Database provides a valuable resource in Cannon-Albright's study of inherited diseases.
Cannon-Albright received her PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. She is chief of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Medical Informatics.