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Edward Giovannucci MD, ScD

Edward Giovannucci MD, ScD

Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Dr. Edward Giovannucci serves as Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Giovannucci graduated from Harvard University in 1980, and received his MD from University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He did his residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, and then completed ScD in epidemiology from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) in 1992.

Over the past several decades, Dr. Giovannucci’s work has been based largely in ongoing prospective cohort studies, such as the Nurses’ Health Study I & II and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. His research focuses on how nutritional,  lifestyle and genetic factors relate to various malignancies, especially those of the large intestine, other gastrointestinal cancers, and prostate cancer. A specific interest has been understanding etiologic mechanisms underlying the relation between nutritional and other lifestyle factors and cancer.


Dr. Giovannucci has no financial or personal conflicts of interest to disclose.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. PPIs and Risk of Colorectal Cancer