Gary Strauss, MD

Professor of Medicine



BA, Chemistry, Queens College
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, Yale University School of Medicine



Campus: Boston

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5627
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

I am particularly interested in the role of the tobacco industry in creating the epidemic of smoking-related lung cancer. I am a strong advocate for lung cancer screening even though public policy organizations have recommended against it. My research indicates that uncritical extrapolation of assumptions that underlie randomized population trials to population-based randomized trials have been responsible for much of the controversy and uncertainty surrounding its use in early cancer detection and prevention.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research