James Marshall


James Marshall


Research Topics

Chemoprevention strategies in human populations; diet and breast cancer; epidemiologic analysis of predictors of genetic mutation in adenomatous polyps; familial colon cancer registries; endometrial cancer; metabolic factors among multi-ethnic populations.

Contact Information

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 845-8444

Fax: (716) 845-8487



James R. Marshall, PhD joined the faculty of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in 2002 as Senior Vice President for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. He comes to RPCI from Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, where since 1997, he served as Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control and Professor of Public Health and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Marshall earned his doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angles in 1977. He then joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo (UB) where he served until 1981. Between 1981 and 1996, Marshall was a faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences rising in rank from Assistant to Full Professor (1981-1983), and the School of Health-Related-Professions (1991-1996), both at UB.


  • PhD, Sociology, University of California at Los Angles, 1977
  • MA, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
  • MA, Behavioral Science, California State, Dominguez Hills, 1972
  • BA, Political Science, California State University, Long Beach, 1968