Shirley A.A. Beresford

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

PhD, University of London (UK), 1981
BA/MA, Mathematics, University of Cambridge (UK), 1974
MSc, Mathematical Statistics, University of Sussex (UK), 1971

F-225B Health Sciences Building, Box 357236

Phone: 206-543-9512

Fax: 206-543-3813


Dr. Beresford’s research interests are in the areas of nutritional epidemiology, social 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 folic acid status. She has been Principal Investigator on numerous individual and group randomized trials of dietary behavior intervention. Her research focus in the science of changing behavior on a population level has involved many interdisciplinary collaborations. The development and evaluation of obesity prevention interventions in work sites, using rigorous group randomized trial design and collaborative principles with participating work sites, provides one such example.

Dr. Beresford is affiliate investigator with the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit and member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology.

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