Dr. Julie E. Buring is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The primary focus of her research is on the prevention of chronic diseases, especially among women. Dr. Buring has been involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of a number of large-scale randomized clinical trials of the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. These include the Women’s Health Study, evaluating the preventive roles of aspirin and vitamin E; the Physicians' Health Study II, evaluating vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and a multivitamin; and VITAL, an ongoing trial of vitamin D and fish oil.
Dr. Buring is actively involved in the teaching and training of students and fellows in epidemiology, both nationally and internationally, and is co-Director of an NIH T32 training grant in the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease. She serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Harvard Medical School.