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overview Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H., is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Willett studied food science at Michigan State University, and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School before obtaining a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Willett has focused much of his work over the last 40 years on the development and evaluation of methods, using both questionnaire and biochemical approaches, to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases. He has applied these methods starting in 1980 in the Nurses' Health Studies I and II and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Together, these cohorts that include nearly 300,000 men and women with repeated dietary assessments, are providing the most detailed information on the long-term health consequences of food choices. Dr. Willett has published over 2,000 original research papers and reviews, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease, cancer, and other conditions and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press, now in its third edition. He also has written four books for the general public. Dr. Willett is the most cited nutritionist internationally. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research.
preferred title Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
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Academic Article Caffeine and other predictors of bone density among pre- and perimenopausal women.
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Academic Article Diet and coronary heart disease: a case-control study in Athens, Greece.
Academic Article The reproducibility and validity of a self-administered semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire in subjects from South Dakota and Wyoming.
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Academic Article Observational studies analyzed like randomized experiments: an application to postmenopausal hormone therapy and coronary heart disease.
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Concept Epidemiology
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Academic Article Understanding nutritional epidemiology and its role in policy.
Academic Article Application of a New Statistical Model for Measurement Error to the Evaluation of Dietary Self-report Instruments.
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Grant Life Course Cancer Epidemiology Cohort in Women
Academic Article Dietary Patterns and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Analysis by Tumor Location and Molecular Subtypes.
Grant Cancer Epidemiology Cohort in Male Health Professionals
Academic Article Research Strategies for Nutritional and Physical Activity Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention.
Grant Life Course Cancer Epidemiology Cohort in Women
Academic Article Metabolome-Wide Association Study of the Relationship Between Habitual Physical Activity and Plasma Metabolite Levels.
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