Harvey A Risch MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCancer Prevention and ControlSchool of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology; Global Health ConcentrationCancer Genetics | Cancer Prevention and Control

Research Interests

Cancer etiology and prevention; Epidemiologic methods; Pancreatic cancer; Ovarian cancer; Gastric cancer; Esophageal cancer; Expert work-product more...


  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1972
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego, 1976
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Risch, H.A., Lu, L., Kidd, M.S., Wang, J., Zhang, W., Ni, Q., Gao, Y.-T., Yu, H. Helicobacter pylori seropositivities and risk of pancreatic carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 23: 172-178, 2014.
  • Risch, H.A., Yu, H., Lu, L., and Kidd, M.S. ABO blood group, Helicobacter pylori seropositivity, and risk of pancreatic cancer: a case-control study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 102: 502-505, 2010.
  • Risch, H.A., McLaughlin, J.R., Cole, D.E., Rosen, B., Bradley, L., Fan, I., Tang, J., Li, S., Zhang, S., Shaw, P.A., and Narod, S.A. Population BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Frequencies and Cancer Penetrances: A Kin-Cohort Study in Ontario, Canada. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 98: 1694-1706, 2006.



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