Florence Tangka, PhD, MS, is a health economist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is the principal investigator for a number of CDC cancer economics studies. Her research focuses on the economics of cancer, economics of the cancer registration, economics of CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program, and use of cancer screening services. Dr. Tangka received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a Masters from Rutgers. In 2008, she received an alumni award from Rutgers. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness at CDC. Dr. Tangka is a lead author of a book, two monographs (guest editor) and several book chapters and has authored and coauthored over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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