Larry Kessler, Sc.D.

Position: Clinical Advisor

Dr. Kessler is Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington, which he chaired from 2009 – 2015. He has over 40 years of experience in health services research, including positions at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Cancer Institute, and FDA. At NCI, he and his colleagues substantially changed the way in which cancer surveillance is performed, with the addition of the Cancer supplements to the National Health Interview Survey, the SEER-Medicare data system, and the Breast Cancer Screening Consortium and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. His research record includes focused work in cancer, cancer surveillance research, and regulatory aspects of medical products. He came to UW from U.S. FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. His recent collaborative research focuses on patient centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. He also serves as Deputy Chair of the MCED Consortium.