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					Betsy A. Kohler, MPH, CTR

SUMMARY: Over 25 years of experience with increasing responsibility and leadership in cancer registration, cancer epidemiology, and cancer surveillance. Fluent French. 2007-Present: Acting Executive Director, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, (NAACCR) Springfield IL (Part-time)  Interim Executive Director while search for permanent Director is conducted  PI on NAACCR’s NCI contract, and CDC’s Cooperative Agreement  Primary Contact for NAACCR business with CDC, NCI, American Cancer Society, Amer. College of Surgeons, , Statistics Canada, etc.  Responsible for NAACCR deliverables; oversight of all activities and committees; consensus building  NAACCR Representative to many national committees, work groups, task forces 1994-Present Director, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Trenton, NJ  Direct activities of New Jersey State Cancer Registry & Cancer Surveillance Program.  Principal Investigator, NCI-SEER contract and National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Direct the analysis of cancer surveillance data, production of reports, trend data, statistics, spatial analysis, and interpretation of data, cancer cluster investigations.  Ensure highest quality cancer data collection and contract deliverables.  Direct the use of surveillance data to plan, monitor, and evaluate cancer control initiatives  Design and implement multi-center and independent epidemiologic studies.  Consult on issues related to cancer registration and surveillance at national level. 1985-1994 Program Manager, Cancer Registry Program, NJDHSS  Managed day-to-day operations of large population-based Cancer Registry.  Responsible for the strategic and conceptual design of cancer registry database management system. 1983 - 1985 Analyst II, Research and Evaluation, Health, Cancer Epidemiology Program, NJDHSS  Analyzed epidemiologic data from case-control studies of cancer in New Jersey.  Supervised and coordinated all aspects of epidemiological studies, including the theoretical and practical aspects of design and conduct of case-control and cohort studies EDUCATION: 1983 Cancer Epidemiology University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL Completed all DrPH Coursework 1982 Epidemiology/Biostatistics MPH University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL 1976 Sociology, French, Biology BA Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA SELECTED OFFICES, AWARDS, RECOGNITION  005-2007 President, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)  22005-Present Member, National Coordinating Council for Cancer Surveillance  2003 SEER 30th Anniversary Award  2002 NAACCR Distinguished Service Award

OTHER SKILLS—FLUENT FRENCH