Alberto Ascherio

Alberto Ascherio

Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition


Other Positions

Professor of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Epidemiology


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Looking at the links between smoking and multiple sclerosis

The risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) among heavy or regular smokers is about twice that of nonsmokers, according to Alberto Ascherio, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “The data on…

No link found between mineral intake, MS risk

The intake of minerals such as zinc does not appear to have an influence on the risk of getting multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previous studies…

Your refrigerator, your self

A new dating app allows users to get a peek inside potential partners’ refrigerators—the idea being that refrigerator contents can offer clues about people’s personalities. In a March 12, 2019 New York Times article, experts discussed whether the…

Scientists hit the road to gather Parkinson’s data

December 5, 2016—Road trip! This fall, four researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston hopped into a 32-foot-long RV and began motoring down the East Coast in order to meet…