Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty, Dr. Greenberg served for six years as the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Texas System, providing guidance and support to the System's six health science campuses. Before coming to Texas, he completed 14 years as the President of the Medical University of South Carolina, where he previously served as the university's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Prior to his tenure at MUSC, he served as the founding dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Dr. Greenberg is a cancer epidemiologist who directed the National Cancer Institute supported Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry covering metropolitan Atlanta. His research focus has been on cancer risk factors, including large collaborative multicenter studies of exposures such as environmental tobacco smoke and dietary components. He was a lead investigator in National Cancer Institute funded studies of racial differences in cancer risk and prognosis.

He has served on scientific advisory boards for the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the American Cancer Society. He has led professional organizations, including serving as the President of the American College of Epidemiology and chairman of the Board of the Association of Academic Health Centers. He has received three honorary degrees and holds numerous other recognitions for academic contributions and public service. Dr. Greenberg holds a BA with Highest Honors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina (1976), an MD from Duke University (1980), a Master of Public Health from Harvard University (1980), and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (1983).


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