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Haruo Lawrence Kushi, Ph.D

Nutritional Epidemiologist

Dr. Lawrence Kushi is an epidemiologist with a primary research focus on nutrition and cancer. With over 340 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and an H-index over 100, he is an internationally recognized leader in his field. He has received over $100 million in research grants from the National Cancer Institute as Principal Investigator.

Dr. Kushi’s current grants focus on multi-level factors influencing treatment, prognosis, and survival in people diagnosed with breast cancer and racial disparities in ovarian cancer treatment and outcomes. Other areas of research include clinical care and late effects in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors as well as the evolution and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, vaccination, and COVID-19 outcomes.

Dr. Kushi has served on committees and advisory boards for numerous large research projects and organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Cancer Society, the World Cancer Research Fund, Oldways, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has held research and faculty positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Minnesota, and Columbia University where he was the Vahlteich Professor of Human Nutrition. A graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Kushi is the Director of Scientific Policy in the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

 

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