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Before Dr. Willett developed FFQ, it was very difficult to relate diet with chronic diseases on a case-by-case basis although diet was thought to play some important role.As the rest of the world followed Dr. Willett in similar epidemiological studies, nutritional epidemiology experienced a fundamental change and drastic advancement.This is especially true in the field of elucidating the relationship between diet and cancer and cardiac diseases.
Honda Foundation believes these Dr. Willett’s achievements accord to the vision of our advocating Eco-Technology: a genuine technology in harmony with the entire environment surrounding human activities.As the 25th laureate of the Honda Prize, Dr. Willett was awarded an extra prize of 10 million yen.The award ceremony was held at Hotel Okura, Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, November 17, 2004.
Born in Hart, Michigan, USA
M. D. University of Michigan Medical School
M. P. H. Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. P. H. Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology,
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard School of Public Health
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Awards:(from 1990 onward)
American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Award
Distinguished Achievement Award, American Society for Preventive Oncology
John Snow Award, APHA
International Award for Modern Nutrition
The Charles S. Mott Prize for most outstanding recent contribution related to the cause or prevention of cancer. General Motors Cancer Research Foundation
People’s Pharmacy Award for Excellence in Research and Communications for the public Health
"Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy"
other over 900 articles has published.