Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, is Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health, member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a Senior Fellow at the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Previously Dr. Godley held the position of the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. In 2001 Dr. Godley became Director of the Program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO), a university initiative to advance understanding and elimination of racial health disparities through multidisciplinary research, education and training, and community partnerships.
Dr. Godley is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School, and holds a PhD in epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. He has also earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
In addition to leading prostate cancer clinical trials he has federally funded research experience in the epidemiology of prostate cancer, determinants of treatment choice, and treatment outcomes of this common condition that disproportionately affects African-Americans. Dr. Godley is PI of the NCI-funded, “Carolina Community Networks,” which utilizes community-based participatory research to develop cancer prevention interventions. He is also leading a team of researchers to conduct comparative effectiveness research comparing different management strategies for localized prostate cancer in a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and directs the Carolina-Shaw Comprehensive NCMHD Research Center funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities.