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 Margaret Hitchcock, PhD
University of California, Davis

Margaret Hitchcock, PhD retired from UC Davis and started a consulting business related to medical sciences. Dr. Hitchcock completed her degree in Microbiology with a special emphasis on Virology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis. She then completed two postdoctoral fellowships, one in Medical Pathology and the other in Gynecologic Oncology followed by several years as a research faculty member within the UC Davis Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology focusing on both human papillomavirus and HIV. Subsequent to this, she served as a subcontractor to the California Department of Public Health as a scientific administrator for the California Cancer Research Program. More recently, she was the Comprehensive Cancer Control Unit Chief within CDPH and provided oversight for the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grants to CDPH, including grants for colorectal and ovarian cancer. Dr. Hitchcock served as Co-Chair of the Research, Surveillance and Evaluation Team within the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) and is an ongoing member of the CDOC Executive Committee. She is also a founding board member of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4), serves as the Secretary/Treasurer, chairs and administers the community grant program for improving colorectal cancer screening in California, and co-manages the website content. She has also served as an Adjunct Faculty at Sonoma State University and is the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Sciences and Math within the College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Phoenix. One of her roles is to teach Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology to LVN earning their BSN.