Kassandra Munger, Sc.D.

After receiving her masters degree in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2001, Dr. Munger came to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health as the project coordinator/director of the multiple sclerosis studies in the neuroepidemiology group. In 2004, she enrolled in the doctoral program in nutritional epidemiology, which she completed in 2009, and she continues to serve as the MS project director.  Her main research area of interest is how diet, especially vitamin D, may affect the risk and progression of MS and type 1 diabetes.  She has also been actively involved in studies examining whether infection with Epstein-Barr virus or Chlamydia pneumonia increase MS risk.