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James R Hébert, ScD

Title: Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
Director, South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
Email: jhebert@sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5666
Office: Discovery I, 242
915 Greene Street

Resources: Google Scholar

Curriculum Vitae

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Research and Teaching Interests

James Hébert, Health Sciences Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, focuses his research efforts on: 1) the role of diet in cancer and other chronic diseases; 2) the relationship between diet and other important risk factors; and 3) methodologic improvements in both study design and measurement technologies for diet and other risk factors. As Director of USC’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Dr. Hébert oversees a large, eclectic research portfolio that addresses a wide array of public health concerns. Though wide-ranging in his interests, the centerpiece of his current research efforts is the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®), which he invented in 2004. Collaborating with hundreds scientists in most of the United States and in 39 countries throughout the world, this body of work is now producing one peer-reviewed publication per week and being cited over 25 times per week. Students and former students are involved in all of this work, which imbues the research with an incredible level of energy, enthusiasm and creativity.