Matthew Schabath, Matthew B. Schabath, PhD
Dr. Schabath is an Associate Member (Tenured) with joint appointments in the Departments of Cancer Epidemiology and Thoracic Oncology. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and has expertise in quantitative imaging/radiomics, molecular epidemiology, cardiovascular/cardiotoxicity epidemiology, and health disparities among LGBTQ/SGM populations. Dr. Schabath’s earliest work focused on etiology and susceptibility with a particular focus on the interplay of genetics and exposures on lung cancer risk. Dr. Schabath’s current research portfolio has expanded to development and validation of biomarkers in the lung cancer care continuum including early detection, overtreatment, diagnosis, and treatment response. These biomarkers include quantitative image-based biomarkers (radiomics), germline genetics, circulating biomarkers, and tumor-based biomarkers. Dr. Schabath is one of the first epidemiologists in the world to conduct research on radiomics and to deploy artificial intelligence approaches and has extensive publication and funding track records in these domains. In addition to his biomarker research, Dr. Schabath’s research portfolio also includes health disparities research related to LGBTQ/sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. As part of on-going and collaborative work, Dr. Schabath has published several commentaries on the importance of disclosure of sexual minorities in the cancer continuum and published a seminal and high-profile review on the current knowledge and substantive findings related to cancer in sexual minorities. Dr. Schabath has conducted extensive research related to assessing health care provider attitudes, knowledge, and institutional practices of SGM cancer patients which led to the development of an educational curriculum for cultural sensitivity for oncologists regarding SGM cancer patients called the Curriculum for Oncologists on LGBT populations to Optimize Relevance & Skills (COLORS).
Key Words: Molecular Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Lung Cancer Screening, Radiomics, Quantitative Imaging, LGBTQ, Health Disparities, Sexual Gender Minorities
Dr. Schabath’s publications can be found at Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=schabath+m&sort=date
Dr. Schabath's Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=W_8qYaIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate