I am Professor Emeritus in the Cancer Epidemiology Program at the Fred  Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. My main interests are  the etiology and prevention of cancer, with a particular interest in those arising in the upper respiratory and GI tracts. Visit my blog for recent publications and other news. I also maintain a website dedicated to the prevention and control of esophageal cancer - ESOCAN.

Many of us are spending LOTS more time at home these days... I'm developing a portal, called Quarantined Culture, listing free or low cost cultural activities (in the largest sense of  the word) that we can take advantage of. These range from on-demand opera to music documentaries to suggestions for children's  activities to art lessons.

I enjoy photography as a hobby and have included a link to some of my favorite images for those interested in such things. Thanks for visiting!

Research Team:


Thomas Vaughan, MD, MPH
Program in Epidemiology, M4-B874
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
1100 Fairview Ave. North
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109


B.S., 1974, Cornell University (Biomedical Engineering)
M.D., 1978, University of Illinois
M.P.H., 1983, University of Washington (Epidemiology)