Lisa M. Force, MD

Lisa M. Force, MD

  • Clinical Fellow



Fellowship (Global Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2019-present
MPH Candidate (Epidemiology) - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2018-present
Fellowship (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2016-present
Internship & Residency - University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital
MD - Boston University School of Medicine
BS - University of Oregon

Honors & Awards

  • 2019-2021 St. Baldrick’s Fellow Award
  • 2018-2020  NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • 2012  Stephen R. Preblud Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatrics
  • 2011  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Inductee

Research Interests

  • Global pediatric oncology
  • Childhood cancer epidemiology
  • Disease burden estimation
  • Ethics in global pediatric hematology-oncology
  • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas

Selected Publications

GBD 2017 Childhood Cancer Collaborators (Force LM, Abdollahpour I, Advani SM, et al.). The global burden of childhood and adolescent cancer in 2017: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet Oncol 2019. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30339-0. PMID: 31371206.

Bhakta N, Force LM, Allemani C, Atun R, Bray F, Coleman MP, Steliarove-Foucher E, Frazier L, Robison LL, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Fitzmaurice C. How many children are diagnosed with and survive cancer worldwide? A review of global estimates of the cancer burden in children. The Lancet Oncology 20(1):e42-e53, 2019. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30761-7. PMID: 30614477

Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration (Fitzmaurice C, Akinyemiju TF, Al Lami FH et al. including Force LM). Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncol Jun 2, 2018. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2706. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29860482.

Slone JS, Slone AK, Wally O, Semetsa P, Raletshegwana M, Alisanksi A, Force LM, Chinyundo K, Margolin J, Agrawal AK, Anderson AR, Scheurer ME, Mehta PS. Establishing a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program in Botswana. Journal of Global Oncology 4:1-9, 2018.

Dixon SB, Bjornard KL, Alberts NM, Armstrong GT, Brinkman TM, Chemaitilly W, Ehrhardt MJ, Fernandez-Pineda I, Force LM, Gibson TM, Green DM, Howell CR, Kaste SC, Kirchhoff A, Klosky JL, Krull KR, Lucas JT, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Wilson CL, Yasui Y, Robison L, Hudson MM. Factors Influencing Risk-based Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor in the 21st Century. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 68(2):133-152, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29377070.

Dixon SB, Force LM, Bandopadhayay P, Manley P, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Silverman LB, Marcus KJ. Pediatric Cancers. In: Gansler T, Ades T, Brawley O, Green F, Johnstone P, Li B, et al., eds. The American Cancer Society’s Oncology in Practice: Clinical Management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; May 2018.

Mostert S, Lam CG, Njuguna F, Arora RS, Auste C, Breitbart W, Buckle GC, Challinor J, Chan D, Dolendo MCJ, Dollman K, Dunn J, Force L, Gómez García WC, Grynszpancholc E, Howard SC, Jatia S, Khan MS, Libes J, Lichtman A, Margolin JF, Olbara G, Ouma PO, Rossell N, Weaver MS. Hospital detention practices: statement of a global taskforce. Lancet 386:649, 2015. PubMed PMID: 26334151.

Last update: August 2019