Britt C. Reid, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E134, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Susceptibility to environmental determinants of cancer
  • Climate change as cancer risk modifier
  • Household air-pollution from solid fuel combustion


  • D.D.S.
    University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. - Epidemiology
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Dr. Reid is Deputy Associate Director of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) and is responsible for expanding and enhancing connections and collaborations across programs in the Division. He also provides support and expertise to the Associate Director of EGRP on planning, developing, and implementing long-term scientific goals and activities; the annual budget cycle and processes; and scientific planning activities. In addition, he supervises the staff of the Office of the Associate Director.

Previously, Dr. Reid was Chief of the former Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB), now the Environmental Epidemiology Branch. In this capacity, he oversaw EGRP's research portfolio and initiatives focused on cancer risk factors that may be modifiable, including dietary components; physical activity; energy balance; and infectious, physical, and chemical agents. Dr. Reid came to NCI in 2007 as a Program Director in MRFB and was promoted to Branch Chief in 2008.

Prior to joining EGRP, Dr. Reid was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy at the University of Maryland Dental School, where he was director of the graduate course Applied Scientific Evidence, an epidemiology consultant for the NIH-funded Data Resource Center, and global data director for the Special Olympics oral health program.

Dr. Reid also was a Principal Investigator for two NIH-funded grants that addressed head and neck cancers and Co-Investigator for two additional NIH-funded grants that addressed the impact of comorbid conditions on health outcomes.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Reid practiced clinical dentistry in Washington, DC, and as a Naval Officer in support of the Fleet Marine Force in Japan.


Lam TK, Schully SD, Rogers SD, Benkeser R, Reid B, Khoury MJ. Provocative questions in cancer epidemiology in a time of scientific innovation and budgetary constraintsExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Apr;22(4):496-500.

Jessup CM, Balbus JM, Christian C, Haque E, Howe SE, Newton SA, Reid BC, Roberts L, Wilhelm E, Rosenthal JP. Climate change, human health, and biomedical research: analysis of the National Institutes of Health research portfolioExternal Web Site Policy. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Apr;121(4):399-404.

Khoury MJ, Freedman AN, Gillanders EM, Harvey CE, Kaefer C, Reid BC, Rogers S, Schully SD, Seminara D, Verma M. Frontiers in cancer epidemiology: a challenge to the research community from the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program at the National Cancer InstituteExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul;21(7):999-1001.

Reid BC, Ghazarian AA, Demarini DM, Sapkota A, Jack D, Lan Q, Winn DM, Birnbaum LS. Research opportunities for cancer associated with indoor air pollution from solid-fuel combustionExternal Web Site Policy. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Nov;120(11):1495-8.

Su LJ, Mahabir S, Ellison GL, McGuinn LA, Reid BC. Epigenetic contributions to the relationship between cancer and dietary intake of nutrients, bioactive food components, and environmental toxicantsExternal Web Site Policy. Front Genet. 2012 Jan;2:91.

McGuinn LA, Ghazarian AA, Ellison GL, Harvey CE, Kaefer CM, Reid BC. Cancer and environment: Definitions and misconceptionsExternal Web Site Policy. Environ Res. 2012 Jan;112:230-4. Review.

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