Dr. Anita K. Bahn, 60, a cancer research specialist and professor of research medicine at the University of Pennsylvania who served as Maryland's chief epidemiologist in 1973 and 1974, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She lived in Philadelphia.

From 1951 to 1966, Dr. Bahn was chief of the outpatients studies section in the office of biometry at the National Institute of Mental Health here. She served for two years as chief epidemiologist in Maryland until the death of her husband, Ralph Bahn then joined the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine as professor of Community medicine in the department of epidemiology. She also directed programs for epidemiological research and training before being appointed professor of research medicine in edidemiology, a position she held at ther death.

She was born in New York City and earned a doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she formerly served as deputy chairman of the department of preventive medicine.

Survivors include her husband, Milton Rothman of Phidelphia; a son, Dr. Peter R. Bahn of Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Dr. Susan B. Randers of Carbondale, Ill.; a brother, Roland Carlton of New York City; a sister, Lucille Silverman of Detroit; and two grandchildren.