Marjorie McCullough, ScD
Strategic Director, Nutritional Epidemiology
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).
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McCullough ML, Patel AV, Kushi LH, Patel R, Willett WC, Doyle C, Thun MJ, Gapstur SM: Following cancer prevention guidelines reduces risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Jun;20(6):1089-97. Epub 2011 Apr 5.
McCullough ML, for the NCI Vitamin D Pooling Project of Cancer Cohorts: Correlates of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D: Cohort Consortium Vitamin D Pooling Project of Rarer Cancers, Am J Epidemiol. 2010; doi:10.1093/aje.kwq113
McCullough ML, Stevens VL, Patel R, Jacobs EJ, Bain EB, Horst RL, Gapstur SM, Thun MJ, Calle EE: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and postmenopausal breast cancer risk: a nested case control study in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort, Breast Cancer Res 2009; 11(4):R64
McCullough ML, Patel A, Patel R, Rodriguez C, Feigelson H, Bandera E, Gansler T, Thun MJ, Calle EE. Body mass and endometrial cancer risk by hormone replacement therapy and cancer subtype, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2008; 17(1): 73-9
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