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educator , epidemiologist

Walter Churchill Willett, American Epidemiologist, educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Member American Epidemiological Society, Society for Epidemiological Research, American Institute Nutrition, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Background

Willett, Walter Churchill was born on June 20, 1945 in Hart, Michigan, United States. Son of Elwin Lintin and Lawain (Churchill) Willett.

Education

Student, Michigan State University, 1963-1966; Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan, 1970; Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1980.

Career

Lecturer in medicine, U. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1974-1975; head community health Department, University Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1975-1977; fellow clinical epidemiology Channing Laboratory, Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, 1977-1980; assistant professor epidemiology, School Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, 1980-1984; associate professor epidemiology, School Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, 1984-1988; professor epidemiology and nutrition, School Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, since 1988; department chairman nutrition, School Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, since 1991. Statistical consultant New England Journal Medicine, Boston, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.

Works

Membership

Member American Epidemiological Society, Society for Epidemiological Research, American Institute Nutrition, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, woodworking, skiing, bicycling, kayaking.

Connections

Married Gail Valerae Pettiford, June 11, 1973. Children: Amani, Kamali.

father:
Elwin Lintin Willett

mother:
Lawain (Churchill) Willett

spouse:
Gail Valerae Pettiford

children:
Amani Willett

Kamali Willett