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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Medicine H-index 347 Citations 626,421 2,641 World Ranking 1 National Ranking 1

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Awards & Achievements

2007 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2001 - Charles S. Mott Prize, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation

1998 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Cancer
  • Disease

His primary areas of investigation include Internal medicine, Relative risk, Risk factor, Prospective cohort study and Endocrinology. In his research, Physical therapy is intimately related to Diabetes mellitus, which falls under the overarching field of Internal medicine. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Stroke, Demography, Surgery and Cohort.

His Risk factor study incorporates themes from Body mass index, Obesity, Gastroenterology, Lower risk and Colorectal cancer. The Prospective cohort study study combines topics in areas such as Breast cancer, Gynecology, Incidence and Physiology. His Endocrinology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Case-control study and Vitamin E.

His most cited work include:

  • Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective (3650 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Walter C. Willett spends much of his time researching Internal medicine, Prospective cohort study, Relative risk, Risk factor and Endocrinology. While the research belongs to areas of Internal medicine, Walter C. Willett spends his time largely on the problem of Oncology, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Prostate cancer. His Prospective cohort study research integrates issues from Lower risk, Gynecology, Incidence and Cohort study.

Walter C. Willett focuses mostly in the field of Relative risk, narrowing it down to matters related to Epidemiology and, in some cases, Public health. His Risk factor study frequently draws connections between related disciplines such as Odds ratio. His Body mass index research focuses on Demography and how it relates to Gerontology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Internal medicine (70.02%)
  • Prospective cohort study (48.71%)
  • Relative risk (34.57%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Internal medicine (70.02%)
  • Prospective cohort study (48.71%)
  • Hazard ratio (13.69%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Walter C. Willett mainly focuses on Internal medicine, Prospective cohort study, Hazard ratio, Confidence interval and Lower risk. His Oncology research extends to Internal medicine, which is thematically connected. Walter C. Willett has included themes like Type 2 diabetes, Disease, Cohort study and Cohort in his Prospective cohort study study.

His research integrates issues of Meta-analysis, Relative risk and Animal science in his study of Cohort study. His work carried out in the field of Hazard ratio brings together such families of science as Proportional hazards model, Surgery, Environmental health, Diabetes mellitus and Colorectal cancer. His studies in Body mass index integrate themes in fields like Demography and Obesity.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems (1551 citations)
  • Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (904 citations)
  • Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits (604 citations)

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Top Publications


Walter C. Willett;Walter C. Willett;Laura Sampson;Meir J. Stampfer;Meir J. Stampfer;Bernard Rosner.
American Journal of Epidemiology (1985)

6138 Citations

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective

M Marmot;T Atinmo;T Byers;J Chen.
(WCRF/AICR Expert Report ). World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research: Washington DC, US. (2007)

4400 Citations


Walter Willett;Walter Willett;Meir J. Stampfer.
American Journal of Epidemiology (1986)

4247 Citations

Diet, lifestyle, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women.

Frank B. Hu;Joann E. Manson;Meir J. Stampfer;Graham Colditz.
The New England Journal of Medicine (2001)

3888 Citations

Estimation of optimal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D for multiple health outcomes

Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari;Edward Giovannucci;Walter C Willett;Thomas Dietrich.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006)

3118 Citations

Vitamin E Consumption and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men

Eric B. Rimm;Meir J. Stampfer;Alberto Ascherio;Edward Giovannucci.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1993)

3058 Citations

Body weight and mortality among women

JoAnn E. Manson;Walter C. Willett;Meir J. Stampfer;Graham A. Colditz.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1995)

3041 Citations

Lack of effect of long-term supplementation with beta carotene on the incidence of malignant neoplasms and cardiovascular disease.

C H Hennekens;J E Buring;J E Manson;M Stampfer.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1996)

2924 Citations

Weight Gain as a Risk Factor for Clinical Diabetes Mellitus in Women

Graham A. Colditz;Walter C. Willett;Andrea Rotnitzky;JoAnn E. Manson.
Annals of Internal Medicine (1995)

2872 Citations

Postmenopausal estrogen therapy and cardiovascular disease. Ten-year follow-up from the nurses' health study.

Meir J. Stampfer;Graham A. Colditz;Walter C. Willett;JoAnn E. Manson.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1991)

2820 Citations

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