Sites of Note

Nurses’ Health Study – The Nurses’ Health Study, established in 1976 by Dr. Frank Speizer and the Nurses’ Health Study II, established in 1989 by Dr. Walter Willett, are among the largest prospective investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. The studies have grown to include a team of clinicians, epidemiologists and statisticians at the Channing Laboratory along with collaborating investigators and consultants in the surrounding medical community of the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital.

The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study – The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) began in 1986. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a series of hypotheses about men’s health relating nutritional factors to the incidence of serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and other vascular diseases. This all-male study is designed to complement the all-female Nurses’ Health Study, which examines similar hypotheses.

The Nutrition Source – A leading authority on food and nutrition knowledge, providing science-based guidance for healthy living. Based at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, The Nutrition Source offers comprehensive nutrition information through timely comments and articles, while recipes and tools—including The Healthy Eating Plate—facilitate the translation of food and nutrition knowledge into daily practice. With the media culture full of nutrition misinformation and sensationalism, clinicians, health professionals, journalists, and the general public can rely and trust The Nutrition Source’s independent, clear, and unbiased content—free from industry influence or support.