DeAnn Lazovich

DeAnn Lazovich

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Member of the Steering Committee.

Dr. Lazovich is an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the University of Minnesota Schol of Public Health.  She is also an active member of the Masonic Cancer Center.  As a cancer epidemiologist, she has a longstanding research interest in cancer prevention and control, and has published on a wide range of cancer related problems across the cancer continuum, includnig patterns of cancer care, interventions related to reducing untoward effects of diet, smoking, and workplace carcinogens, cancer screening, and causes of cancers, specifically, melanoma.  Among her research achievements, she conducted a large study in Minnesota that contributed to understanding of indoor tanning as a cause of melanoma.  This research has led to policy changes, namely, the prohibition of indoor tanning by minors in Minnesota and other states.  She is an original member of the planning committee for the Cancer Plan and the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, having served in a variety of positions, including Chair of the Steering Committee from 2008-2009.  In addition to serving on the Steering Committee, she is also a member of the Policy Committee.