Dr. Wright is the Chief of the
Cancer Surveillance Section (CSS) of the California Department of
Health Services, and is noted for his extensive experience in
surveillance research with over ten years of experience in cancer
surveillance. Over his career, Dr. Wright has also conducted
research projects for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH),
among others, and authored or co-authored findings on cancer in more
than 40 publications.
For the past seven years, Dr.
Wright has served as Chief of the California Cancer Registry (CCR),
providing broad oversight and ensuring all project activities are
integrated within the ongoing activities of CCR. Ongoing cancer
research projects under his management include the National Cancer
Prevention and Control Program (CDC), Cancer Surveillance Research
with Data Enhancement and Utilization (CDC), Surveillance
Epidemiology and End Results Program (NCI) and Breast and Other
Cancers in California Teachers Cohort (NCI). Dr. Wright holds B.A.,
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology.