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Walter C. Willett, PhD, MD, MPH

Fredrick John Stare Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School Of Public Health

Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Department Chair, Nutrition, Harvard School Of Public Health

Contact Info

Walter Willett
Harvard School Of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Bldg 2, Rm 311
Phone: 617-432-4680
Fax: 617-432-0464
walter.willett@channing.harvard.edu

Assistant

Debbie Flynn
Harvard School Of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-4680
dosulliv@hsph.harvard.edu

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Epidemiology

Research Abstract

Major research activities include the identification of nutritional and hormonal determinants of cancer risk. A major focus has been the development of epidemiologic methods to measure dietary intake in large epidemiologic studies. These have been applied in three large cohorts totaling over 250,000 men and women: The Nurses' Health Study, Nurses' Health Study II, and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. In these studies plasma and DNA samples have been collected from nearly 100,000 participants, which allows the evaluation of hormonal and genetic hypotheses.

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