Scott B. Cantor, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center . He has adjunct appointments and taught courses and guest lectures in the Department of Statistics at Rice University and the Division of Biostatistics at The University of Texas School of Public Health.

Scott is a clinical decision analyst, having received his bachelor's degree from Yale in Applied Mathematics and his doctorate from Harvard in Decision Sciences. From 2003-2004, he was President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, a professional society dedicated to promoting rational and systematic approaches to decision making that will improve the health and clinical care of individuals and assist health policy formation.

Dr. Cantor's research focuses on theoretical issues concerning cost-effectiveness analysis and diagnostic testing, and on clinical issues in cancer prevention, particularly prostate cancer screening and cervical pre-cancer diagnosis.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2001–2008
    Associate Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 1994–2001
    Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 1991–1994
    Assistant professor, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Education

  • 1991 
    Harvard University , PhD
  • 1987 
    Harvard University, SM
  • 1981 
    Yale University, BA

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Medical Decision Making
  • Decision Analysis Society
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research