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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 Nutrition and physical activity and chronic disease prevention: research strategies and recommendations.
Academic Article Total energy intake and nutrient composition: dietary recommendations for epidemiologists.
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Concept Nutrition Therapy
Concept Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Concept Nutritional Sciences
Concept Prenatal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Concept Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Concept Nutritional Requirements
Concept Infant Nutrition Disorders
Concept Nutrition Policy
Concept Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Concept Child Nutrition Sciences
Concept Nutrition Surveys
Concept Nutrition Assessment
Concept Nutrition Disorders
Concept Nutritional Status
Concept Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
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Academic Article Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Academic Article A deficiency of nutrition education in medical training.
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Academic Article Strategies to improve the dietary quality of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries: an assessment of stakeholder opinions.
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Academic Article Nut consumption and risk of colorectal cancer in women.
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Academic Article Understanding nutritional epidemiology and its role in policy.
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Academic Article Comparison of methods to account for implausible reporting of energy intake in epidemiologic studies.
Academic Article Reducing the global burden of type 2 diabetes by improving the quality of staple foods: The Global Nutrition and Epidemiologic Transition Initiative.
Academic Article Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California.
Academic Article Reply to E Archer and SN Blair.
Academic Article It's time to replace organic chemistry with nutrition as a pre-med requirement.
Academic Article A Comparison of Different Methods for Evaluating Diet, Physical Activity, and Long-Term Weight Gain in 3 Prospective Cohort Studies.
Academic Article Carbohydrate quality and quantity and risk of type 2 diabetes in US women.
Academic Article Intakes of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Other Carotenoids and Age-Related Macular Degeneration During 2 Decades of Prospective Follow-up.
Academic Article Diet Assessment Methods in the Nurses' Health Studies and Contribution to Evidence-Based Nutritional Policies and Guidelines.
Academic Article The Revised Nutrition Facts Label: A Step Forward and More Room for Improvement.
Grant TRAINING GRANT IN ACADEMIC NUTRITION
Grant CAROTENE, VITAMINS A &E, AND RISK OF MELANOMA
Grant CONFERENCE ON DIETARY ASSESSMENT METHODS
Grant NUTRITIONAL DETERMINANTS OF BREAST CANCER RISK
Grant BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA IN A COHORT OF MEN
Academic Article Strengthening the evidence base for nutrition and cancer in low and middle income countries.
Academic Article Changes in Overall Diet Quality and Subsequent Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Three U.S. Prospective Cohorts.
Academic Article Dietary Reference Intakes: resuscitate or let die?
Academic Article Diet Quality and Its Association with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Vary by Hispanic and Latino Ethnic Background in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
Academic Article U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
Academic Article Dairy fat and risk of cardiovascular disease in 3 cohorts of US adults.
Academic Article Revisions to the Nutrition Facts Label-Reply.
Academic Article Improving the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:: Perspectives From the Participants.
Academic Article SNAP Participation and Diet-Sensitive Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents.
Academic Article A Semi-Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire Validated in Hispanic Infants and Toddlers Aged 0 to 24 Months.
Academic Article Evaluation of the 24-Hour Recall as a Reference Instrument for Calibrating Other Self-Report Instruments in Nutritional Cohort Studies: Evidence From the Validation Studies Pooling Project.
Academic Article Response to Letter Regarding "Improving the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program".
Academic Article The Misuse of Meta-analysis in Nutrition Research.
Academic Article Relative Validity of Nutrient Intakes Assessed by Questionnaire, 24-Hour Recalls, and Diet Records as Compared With Urinary Recovery and Plasma Concentration Biomarkers: Findings for Women.
Academic Article Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for lean body mass, fat mass and percent fat in adults using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2006.
Academic Article Research Strategies for Nutritional and Physical Activity Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention.
Academic Article International food group-based diet quality and risk of coronary heart disease in men and women.
Academic Article Meat Cooking Methods and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Three Prospective Cohort Studies.
Academic Article Carbohydrate quality and quantity and risk of coronary heart disease among US women and men.
Academic Article Meta-analysis in Research on Nutrition-Reply.
Academic Article Diet and health-finding a path to Veritas.
Academic Article Monounsaturated fats from plant and animal sources in relation to risk of coronary heart disease among US men and women.
Academic Article Dairy Consumption in Adolescence and Early Adulthood and Risk of Breast Cancer.
Academic Article Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population.
Academic Article Fruit and vegetable consumption and breast cancer incidence: Repeated measures over 30 years of follow-up.
Academic Article Perspective: Are Large, Simple Trials the Solution for Nutrition Research?
Academic Article Crystal Ball: Walter Willett.
Academic Article Comparison of the association of predicted fat mass, body mass index, and other obesity indicators with type 2 diabetes risk: two large prospective studies in US men and women.
Academic Article Current and Future Landscape of Nutritional Epidemiologic Research.
Academic Article Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance.
Academic Article Fueling an epidemic of non-communicable disease in the Balkans: a nutritional survey of Bosnian adults.
Academic Article Global Improvement in Dietary Quality Could Lead to Substantial Reduction in Premature Death.
Academic Article Feasibility and sustainability of dietary surveillance, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Academic Article Milk and Health.
Academic Article Dietary flavonoids and flavonoid-rich foods: validity and reproducibility of FFQ-derived intake estimates.
Academic Article Application of the Global Diet Quality Score in Chinese Adults to Evaluate the Double Burden of Nutrient Inadequacy and Metabolic Syndrome.
Academic Article Development and Validation of a Novel Food-Based Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS).
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