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Donald Austin

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Professor Emeritus Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine Residency, Epidemiology & Medicine
Office OSHU – 157 Gaines Hall Phone: (504) 494-2564


Donald F. Austin is an Emeritus Professor in the epidemiology programs.

Through his work in state and federal agencies, Austin has conducted a range of epidemiology research, including an assessment of the role of air pollution in lung cancer risk in an industrial area, the effect of environmental factors on uterine cancer among postmenopausal women and the effect of oral contraceptives on the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

Austin served in the California Department of Health for 23 years – 21 as a cancer epidemiologist. He designed and implemented California’s cancer surveillance system and was the founding president of the North American Association of Cancer Registries.

He also has worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and was assigned to the Oregon Department of Health Services as a senior medical advisor, where he helped establish several chronic disease control programs and established and led the Oregon State Cancer Registry.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Oregon
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty