Dr. Gillison is a Professor of Medicine and Jeg Coughlin Chair of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. She rose to the rank of Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins prior to accepting her current position. The Gillison laboratory studies the role of human papillomavirus in the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer. Dr. Gillison has received the Clinical Investigator Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Institute, is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Award from the American Association for Cancer Research in 2012. She has published articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute and The Journal of Clinical Oncology.