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David J. Hunter, MBBS, MPH, ScD

Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School Of Public Health

Director, Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard School Of Public Health

Associate Epidemiologist, Channing Laboratory, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Contact Info

David Hunter
Brigham And Women's Hospital
181 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-2252


Jill McDonald
Administrative Assistant
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School Of Public Health
Phone: 617-432-6347
Kathleen Amirault
Executive Assistant
Office of the Dean
Harvard School Of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Mailstop: Rm 1005
Phone: 617-432-3531

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Epidemiology
Breast Cancer
Cancer Genetics

Research Abstract

Dr. Hunter's principal research interests are the etiology of cancer in women, particularly breast, ovarian, and skin cancer. He is an investigator on the Nurses' Health Study, a long-running cohort of 121,000 US women, and is project director for the Nurses' Health Study II, a newer cohort of 116,000 women. He also analyzes inherited susceptibility to cancer and other chronic diseases using molecular techniques and studying molecular markers in environmental exposures. Dr. Hunter is also the Director for Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention.


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