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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

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

Contact Info

David Hunter
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-1026
Fax: 617-277-5320


Jill McDonald
Administrative Assistant
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School Of Public Health
Phone: 617-432-6347

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 was 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 Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard School of Public Health.


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