Britt C. Reid, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Branch Chief, Modifiable Risk Factors Branch

Britt Reid

Contact Information

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd., Rm. 5134, MSC 7393
Bethesda, MD 20892-7393
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20852)

telephone: (301) 435-4914
fax: (301) 435-6609

Interest Areas

Climate change, indoor air-pollution, effects of comorbid conditions on health outcomes


University of Michigan

Ph.D. - Epidemiology
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Dr. Reid is Chief of the Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB), and oversees the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) research portfolio and initiatives that focus on cancer risk factors that may be modifiable, including dietary components, physical activity, energy balance, and infectious, physical, and chemical agents. Dr. Reid represents the NCI on the Trans-NIH Working Group on Global Health and Climate Change, and the Trans-agency Health Effects of Indoor Air-Pollution Working Group.

Dr. Reid came to NCI in 2007 as a Program Director in MRFB and was promoted to Branch Chief in 2008. Prior to joining EGRP, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy at the University of Maryland Dental School, where he was director of the graduate course Applied Scientific Evidence, an epidemiology consultant for the NIH-funded Data Resource Center, and global data director for the Special Olympics oral health program. Dr. Reid also was a Principal Investigator for two NIH-funded grants addressing head and neck cancers and Co-Investigator for two additional NIH-funded grants addressing the impact of comorbid conditions on health outcomes.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Reid practiced clinical dentistry in Washington, DC, and as a Naval Officer in support of the Fleet Marine Force in Japan.


McGuinn LA, Ghazarian AA, Ellison GL, Harvey CE, Kaefer CM, Reid BC. Cancer and environment: Definitions and misconceptionsExternal Web Site Policy. Environ Res. 2011 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Last Updated: 02 Feb 2012

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