Shirley A. A. Beresford

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

School of Public Health
Box 357230
F-358 B Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98195-7236


Research Interests

Dr. Beresford's research interests are in the areas of nutritional epidemiology and chronic disease prevention. Her work is specifically designed to improve the scientific basis for public health policy and recommendations concerning dietary intake, physical activity and intake of folic acid levels. She has been Principal Investigator on numerous individual and group randomized trials of dietary behavior intervention.

Epidemiology Biography


PhD Epidemiology, University of London (UK), 1981

MSc Mathematical Statistics, University of Sussex (UK), 1971

BA/MA Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1974

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