Lawrence H. Kushi

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Lawrence H. Kushi is the son of Michio Kushi. [1]

"Lawrence H. Kushi, Sc.D., is the Associate Director for Etiology and Prevention Research, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente. His research interests have focused on the role of food and nutrition in the development and prevention of coronary artery disease and breast and other cancers, and he is currently the Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded prospective cohort studies. One of these is examining the role of genetic and environmental factors in the development of early puberty in a study population of over 440 girls. The other is examining lifestyle and genetic factors in breast cancer prognosis, with the aim of enrolling and following the experience of several thousand women with breast cancer.

"Dr. Kushi has served on various research review committees for organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Breast Cancer Research Program of the US Department of Defense, the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He has been a member of advisory committees that set research directions for the DOD’s Breast Cancer Research Program and the ACS’s extramural grants program. Dr. Kushi serves on The Cancer Project’s advisory board. He has served on ACS committees to develop guidelines for the dietary prevention and management of cancer, and was chair of the 2006 committees that published their most recent statements on these topics. He was Chair of the Food and Nutrition Section of the American Public Health Association, and an Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Diet Study Group of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Dr. Kushi was a member of the NIH Consensus Development Panel on Acupuncture, and is an external advisor to MD Anderson’s Program on Complementary and Integrative Medicine Education Resources. He also serves on the external advisory committees of a number of prospective studies of diet and cancer, including the Adventist Health Study. Dr. Kushi is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard School of Public Health, and has held research and faculty positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, and Columbia University, where he was the Ella McCollum Vahlteich Professor of Human of Nutrition and is currently an Adjunct Professor." [1]


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  1. pcrm The Evolution of Epidemiologic Knowledge on Food, Nutrition and Cancer, organizational web page, accessed October 7, 2013.