Precision Prevention of Prostate Cancer Lab (PRE2 CAP Lab)
Dr. Iyer is a cancer epidemiologist studying how neighborhood environments influence prostate cancer outcomes and care patterns in diverse populations. Using occupational and registry-based cohorts, Dr. Iyer links neighborhood socioeconomic and built environment features to participant addresses over time to determine how these features influence prostate cancer progression and care patterns. In addition, Dr. Iyer has led investigations of geographic access to cancer and other laboratory diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Iyer’s research is funded by Prostate Cancer Research, a UK-based charity. He is currently leading a registry-based cohort study of Black and White men with prostate cancer to study how neighborhood social and physical environments influence access to screening and racial disparities. He will apply machine learning and causal inference techniques to model impacts of hypothetical interventions to eliminate access barriers to care, to determine whether interventions targeted based on community characteristics would lead to greater reductions in disparities.
Prior to joining the Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes, Dr. Iyer served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, working in the Rebbeck Laboratory and the Spatial and Contextual Epidemiology and Exposomics Laboratory.