Walter Willett, MD

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Dr. Walter Willett is Professor of Epidemiology at Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Willett has published over 900 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University press. His recent book for the general public, Eat, Drink and be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, has appeared on most major bestseller lists. Dr. Willett is the most cited nutritionist internationally, and is among the five most cited persons in all fields of science. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research.