Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, HMS
The primary focus of Dr. Buring’s research has been on the epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer, and especially among women. At present, she is primarily involved in four ongoing large-scale randomized clinical trials: the Women’s Health Study, a primary prevention trial evaluating the balance of benefits and risks of low dose aspirin and vitamin E on cardiovascular disease and cancer among 40,000 female health professionals; the Women’s Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study, a secondary prevention trial evaluating the roles of vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid/B6/B12 among 8,000 women with a prior history of heart disease; the Physicians’ Health Study II, evaluating vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene and a multivitamin among 15,000 male physicians; and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Vanguard Center of the Women’s Health Initiative, evaluating the roles of low-fat diet, postmenopausal hormones, and calcium/vitamin D supplementation among over 70,000 women nationwide.
ScD, 1983, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, 1975, University of Washington, Seattle (Biostatistics)
BA, 1971, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (Mathematics)