Edward Trimble, M.D., M.P.H.

Edward Trimble

Director, Center for Global Health
National Cancer Institute

Dr. Trimble is director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is the principal team responsible for coordinating and prioritizing NCI’s global activities to advance global cancer research, build expertise, and leverage resources across nations to address the challenges of cancer and reduce cancer deaths worldwide. With the vision of reducing the global cancer burden through coordination, collaboration and communication with a diverse range of international stakeholders, CGH’s mission is to create sustainable international partnerships, support programs that address global gaps in research and scientific training, and disseminate information and best practices that drive improvements in cancer research and cancer control.

Dr. Trimble previously served as Head of NCI’s Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics, where he spearheaded the development of national and international cancer research strategy for the treatment of cervical, ovarian and endometrial cancers. He was also Head of NCI’s Quality of Cancer Care Therapeutics in the Clinical Investigation Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. He led the planning committees for NIH Consensus Conferences on ovarian and cervical cancers, and drafted and coordinated NCI clinical announcements regarding chemoradiation for cervical cancer in 1999, and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in 2008.

Dr. Trimble has received two Public Health Service Commendation Medals, six NIH Merit Awards, and the NCI Director’s Gold Star Award for his work.