Marjorie L. McCullough, Sc.D., R.D., strategic director of nutritional epidemiology for the American Cancer Society, is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research has focused on the role of dietary factors and energy imbalance in relation to cancer risk through evaluation of dietary surveys and blood-based biomarkers.Her primary areas of interest are in the study of calcium, vitamin D, dietary patterns, and the relationship of adherence to recommended dietary and lifestyle guidelines and cancer incidence and premature mortality.
She earned her B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1986) in Dietetics from Michigan State University, and from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, respectively. She has worked in clinical and epidemiologic research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. After earning a doctoral degree in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999, she joined the American Cancer Society’s Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research.
McCullough is an Associate Adjunct Professor at Emory University in the departments of Epidemiology, Global Health (Rollins School of Public Health) and in the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program (Division of Biological Sciences).
• Data Linking Aspartame To Cancer Risk Are Too Weak To Defend (NPR, October 2012)
• Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky (National Public Radio, March 2012)
• Is Sugar Really a Toxic Substance? (Shape Magazine, April 2012)
• Study: Soy may reduce breast cancer recurrence (USA Today, October 2010)
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