Logan Spector, Ph.D.
Dr. Spector received his Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2002 from Emory University, where he conducted his dissertation research on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After a year as a National Cancer Institute-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty as assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Epidemiology/Clinical Research.
“My research has focused on the causes of childhood leukemia, hepatoblastoma, and osteosarcoma. In addition, I conduct research that helps improve the methods used to study childhood cancer.”
Committed to finding a cure
“I was drawn to studying childhood cancer for several reasons. First of all, there are not a lot of people studying it compared to cancer in adults. I thought that needed to change. Also, childhood cancer is an amazing intellectual challenge to me because there’s just not a lot known about what causes it.”
Children's Cancer Research Fund: Making a difference
“Children's Cancer Research Fund has been incredibly important in funding the preliminary studies that have helped me obtain large, national grants. With support like that you can do anything you put your mind to.”