Harvey A Risch, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Esophageal Neoplasms; Ovarian Neoplasms; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Polymorphism, Genetic; Gonadal Steroid Hormones; Stomach Neoplasms; Helicobacter pylori; Molecular Epidemiology; Germ-Line Mutation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Public Health Interests

BRAC1; BRAC2; Cancer Epidemiology; Cancer Survival; Dietary factors; Epidemiology Methods; Esophageal Cancer; Gastric Cancer; Genetic epidemiology; Helicobacter pylori; Ovarian Cancer; Pancreas Cancer; Risk assessment

Research Summary

Dr. Risch's research interests are in the areas of cancer etiology and prevention, and in epidemiology methods. He is especially interested in the effects of reproductive factors, diet, genetic predisposition, and histopathologic factors in the causation of ovarian cancer, and these factors as well as infection and immune functioning in the etiology of pancreatic cancer. His major research projects have included studies of ovarian cancer, pancreas cancer, lung cancer, bladder cancer, esophageal and stomach cancer, and of cancers related to usage of oral contraceptives and noncontraceptive estrogens. Dr. Risch is Associate Editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Editor of the International Journal of Cancer, and Member of the Board of Editors, the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Contact Info

Harvey A Risch, MD, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste LEPH 413

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

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