Walter C. Willett M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Principal Investigator
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
Department of Epidemiology

Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 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.
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Lorelei Mucci, M.P.H., Sc.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Mucci has been a Co-Investigator in HPFS since 2003, and has overseen the HPFS Tumor Repository for the past 5 years. She is a cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on utilizing integrative molecular epidemiology approaches, including circulating biomarkers, inherited genetic alleles, and tumor biomarkers to study cancer risk and mortality. Her research is primarily focused on prostate cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in HPFS. She has led several studies that investigate the association between lifestyle and dietary factors and risk of advanced or fatal prostate cancer.
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Affiliated Researchers

Alberto Ascherio, MD, MPH, Dr.P.H

Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH

Brenda M. Birmann, ScD

Brian M. Wolpin, MD, MPH

Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH

Christopher Kabrhel, MD

David C. Christiani, MD, MPH

Donna Spiegelman, ScD

Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD

Eric Rimm, ScD

Eunyoung Cho, ScD

Frank Hu, MD, PhD, MPH

Gary Curhan, MD, ScD

Immaculata De Vivo, MPH, PhD

Jae Hee Kang, ScD

Jiali Han, PhD

Kana Wu, MD, PhD

Konrad Stopsack, MD, MPH

Mark A. Preston, MD, MPH

Massimo Loda, MD

Meir J. Stampfer, MD, DrPH

Michelangelo Fiorentino, PhD, MD

Mingyang Song, MD, ScD

Molin Wang, PhD

Peter Kraft, PhD

Qi Sun, D.Sc., MD

Rebecca E. Graff, ScD

Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, MS

Stephanie Smith-Warner, PhD

Tamara Lotan, MD