MBBS, MPH, ScD, FRACPHM
Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine; Director, Translational Epidemiology Unit
David Hunter studied medicine at the University of Sydney, before moving to Harvard University for 33 years where he was the Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention. He is the Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and director of the Harvard-Oxford Program in Epidemiology. His early research was on HIV transmission in East Africa, and subsequently he was involved in collaborative studies of nutrition and HIV pathogenesis, while also studying diet and cancer etiology in large scale prospective studies and founding the Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer.
As Director of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention he developed a sample handling and genotyping laboratory to explore genetic associations with cancer, and gene-environment interactions. He founded the Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at Harvard. He was co-chair of the steering committee of the NCI Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3) between 2003 and 2012, was co-director of the NCI Cancer Genetic Susceptibility Markers project focused on genome-wide association studies, and was an Eminent Scholar at the NCI between 2004 and 2009.
From 2009-2016 he was Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and in 2015-2016 he was Acting Dean. He is one of about 3000 “highly cited researchers” worldwide according to Thomson-Reuters.
Mechanical Metrics of the Proximal Tibia are Precise and Differentiate Osteoarthritic and Normal Knees: A Finite Element Study
Arjmand H. et al, (2018), Scientific Reports, 8
Intentional Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: Is More Better?
Messier SP. et al, (2018), Arthritis care & research, 70, 1569 - 1575
Signal intensity alteration within infrapatellar fat pad predicts knee replacement within 5 years: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
Wang K. et al, (2018), Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26, 1345 - 1350
Superolateral Hoffa’s fat pad (SHFP) oedema and patellar cartilage volume loss: quantitative analysis using longitudinal data from the Foundation for the National Institute of Health (FNIH) Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Consortium
Haj-Mirzaian A. et al, (2018), European Radiology, 28, 4134 - 4145
Identification of nine new susceptibility loci for endometrial cancer.
O'Mara TA. et al, (2018), Nature communications, 9