||Co-chair of the World Cancer Research Fund
Project Director China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project
Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY
||Expert on the links between diet and cancer|
Colin Campbell, who was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology, spent 10 years on the faculty of virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the DiviSion of Nutritional Sciences Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds the endowed chair of Jacob Gould Schurman
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry. His principal scientific interests, which began with his graduate training in the late 1950's, has been on the effects of nutritional status on long term health, particularly on the causation of cancer. He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; in addition, he has participated in multiple deliberations on state, national and international policy matters, has lectured extensively, and has authored over 300 research papers.
In addition, he:
- has co-ordinated a USAID- supported technical assistance program for a national nutrition program for malnourished pre-school age children in the Philippines (1966-74),
- currently Director of a multinational project responsible for nationwide surveys of diet, lifestyle and mortality in the People's Republic of China (1983-present),
- was a co-author and member of National Academy of Science's expert panels on Diet, Nutrition and Cancer (1981-83); Saccharin and Food Safety Policy (1978-79); and Food Labeling and Nutrition Components of Food Labeling (1989-1990),
- was the principal witness for the National Academy of Sciences in two Federal Trade commission hearings on issues concerning product- specific health claims (1984-1986),
- was Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Infirmary, university of Oxford/England (1985- 1986),
- has been the Senior Science Advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (1983-1987, 1992-present) and is currently co-chair of this body,
- presently holds an Honorary Professorship at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. He also presently co-chairs an international panel of scientific experts who are researching dietary and nutritional policies concerning the dietary prevention of cancer worldwide.
In summary, he has been interested both in original research investigation (particularly on the effects of dietary protein on health outcomes) and in the application' of this information for national policy and public information.