Stephen Schwartz holds a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he is a full professor. For most of his career he has studied the causes of various types of cancers, principally as a faculty member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. In early 2013, Stephen joined Partnerships for Native Health part-time as director of the Methods Core. In that role he leads a group of highly talented epidemiologists and biostatisticians who support program faculty in developing grant applications, designing and implementing study protocols, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts. When he is not working he plays the French horn in the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, attend plays and lectures with his lovely wife of 31 years, and hangs out with various combinations of his three young adult daughters.