Ophira Ginsburg, MSc, MD
Dr. Ginsburg is a medical oncologist and global women’s health researcher with nearly 20 years of experience in cancer prevention and control. Formerly based at the University of Toronto, Canada, she was a Medical Officer at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland (2015-2016) and continues to serve as an ad hoc consultant to several UN agencies. From 2017-2021 she was the Director of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at and an Associate Professor at NYU School of Medicine. In June 2021 she was appointed as a Senior Visiting Scientist at IARC. Her research is focused on improving equitable access to breast and cervical cancer prevention and control, with funding from Grand Challenges Canada, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. She has authored >100 publications including commentaries in The Lancet, The Lancet Global Health, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Cancer, and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.