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Eric (Rocky) Feuer, PhD, MS


Chief, Statistical Methodology and Applications Branch
Surveillance Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute


Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer is a Branch Chief in the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Feuer received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to joining SRP, Dr. Feuer worked as the statistician for the cancer center at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine before joining the National Cancer Institute. Since 1999 he has been chief of the Statistical Research and Applications Branch, which was recently renamed the Statistical Methodology and Applications Branch. Dr. Feuer is also the program director for the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET), a collaborative group of statisticians who model the impact of cancer control interventions on the cancer burden. He is the author of over 150 papers in the areas of cancer control modeling, statistical methods for the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of population-based cancer statistics; development of new cancer progress measures; and survival analysis.
Dr. Feuer is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and was president of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society in 2008. He has also been the recipient of the prestigious NIH Directors award for recognition in advancing statistical methods to interpret national cancer statistics, and has won numerous NIH merit awards.