Contact Information
James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Cancer Etiology


Research Areas
  • Lacey’s work has been key in demonstrating that women using menopausal progestins and estrogens are more likely to develop uterine and ovarian cancer. He is continuing to investigate how hormones affect the risk of developing uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and other diseases among women. He is leading the expansion of the California Teachers Study
  • Natural history of gynecologic cancers
  • Epidemiologic cohort studies



Dr. Lacey is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cancer Etiology at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and serves as Principal Investigator for the New Biospecimens to Enhance Research in the California Teachers Study project.
Dr. Lacey received his PhD from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies of the University of Michigan. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Lacey was an Investigator in the NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics from 2001 to 2009. He joined the faculty at City of Hope in 2009; his primary research interest is the epidemiology of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers.

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - present, Associate Professor, Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2001 - 2009, Investigator (Tenure-Track), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, MD
  • 1998 - 2001, Cancer Research Training Award (Postdoctoral Fellow), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, NIH, Rockville, MD


  • 1998, University of Michigan, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, MI, Ph.D., Epidemiologic Science
  • 1995, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, M.P.H., Epidemiology
  • 1993, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI, B.S., Psychology as a Natural Science


  • 2000, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics (DCEG), Fellowship Achievement Award, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 2001, Fellows Award for Research Excellence, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005, NIH Award of Merit, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005, DCEG Intramural Research Award, Bethesda, MD


  • 2009 - present, Editorial Board, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
  • 2006 - present, E2C2 (Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium) Steering Committee
  • 2004 - 2009, Breast and Gynecological Malignancies Faculty Steering Committee, NCI
  • 2003 - present, American College of Epidemiology (Member)
  • 2002 - 2009, NIH Intramural Program on Research on Women's Health Steering Committee
  • 2001 - present, Molecular Epidemiology Group, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 1999 - present, AACR


  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010

Research Projects