Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH

Scientific Director, Surveillance Research

Rebecca Siegel, MPH, is a cancer epidemiologist and Scientific Director of Surveillance Research at the American Cancer Society. She directs the production of seven educational publications (i.e., Facts & Figures publications) and their accompanying scientific articles and is lead author of the annual Cancer Facts & Figures and Cancer Statistics article, as well as their colorectal cancer-focused counterparts.

Ms. Siegel’s other research focuses on disparities in cancer incidence and mortality with an emphasis on colorectal cancer, particularly early-onset disease. Her research contributed to a shift in the age at which the American Cancer Society recommends beginning colorectal cancer screening, from 50 year to 45 years, and she serves as a scientific advisor on research initiatives in this area.

Ms. Siegel has authored or coauthored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, including several book chapters.


  • MPH, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • BS, Genetics, University of Georgia

See Rebecca Siegel's complete list of publications on PubMed