Since 1912, the Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine has been one of the most respected institutionalized lectures in the fields of preventive medicine and Epidemiology. The Cutter lectures are administered by the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health under the terms of the bequest from John Clarence Cutter, MD a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. In his will Dr. Cutter specified that the lectures should concern preventive medicine, should be delivered in Boston and should be free to the medical profession and the press.
The changing character of public health interests is reflected in the history of the Cutter lectures, but all have remained dedicated to enhancing the physical and social welfare of the world’s population.
The lecturers themselves have come from a variety of countries and fields of interests. While the majority of lecturers have been either American or British, many of the other European countries are represented, as well as the continents of Asia and Africa. Lecturers have been some of the most distinguished public health scientists, researchers and professionals, including the founders of modern Epidemiology and Nobel Prize recipients.
Alice S. Whittemore, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stanford University
155th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine – May 9, 2012
Big Questions in Cancer Epidemiology – Confounding our Future
DR. Margaret Spitz, MD, MPH
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine,
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention, and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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154th Cutter Lecture on Preventative Medicine – December 5, 2011
Prevention and Health Care Reform
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies
153rd Cutter Lecture in Preventative Medicine – May 3, 2011
From Etiology to Prevention:The Case of Cervical Cancer
Dr. Nubia Muñoz, MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of the National Cancer Institute of Columbia
152nd Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine – December 2, 2010
Dr. Norman Breslow, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle