Kathryn Wilson

Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health


My work focuses on the relationship between diet and nutrition and prostate cancer risk and survival. I received a Sc.D. in nutrition and epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008, and I have focused my work specifically on prostate cancer since then as a post-doc and now a Research Associate in the epidemiology department at HSPH. Most of my projects use data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS), an observational cohort of men started in 1986 and followed through today. Men in HPFS complete surveys every two years to update diet, lifestyle, and health information. Men with prostate cancer are followed with additional questionnaires specific to their prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, which provides uniquely rich data to study the association between post-diagnosis exposures and prostate cancer survival.