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Our Team

Dr. James R. Hébert


Dr. Hebert’s professional focus for the past several years has been on developing and refining the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII™). Since 1988, Dr. James R. Hébert has been the Principal Investigator (P.I.), co-P.I., or subcontract P.I. on 48 federal grants with budgets totaling ~$81 million. He has published over 330 peer- reviewed papers in high-impact medical journals, with most of these focusing on various aspects of diet on health including methodologic issues encountered in the measurement of diet. Dr. Hébert’s primary administrative role is as the Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP), based at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  His primary academic appointment is in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health of the University of South Carolina. He also holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the USC School of Medicine and in the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hébert has established strong collaborations around the world in the areas of public health, cancer prevention and control, and epidemiology & biostatistics as a nutritional and cancer epidemiologist. Over the past seven years, Dr. Hébert has spent considerable effort developing the DII™, which has now been established as an effective research tool.

Dr. Nitin Shivappa

Collaborated with Dr. James Hébert and other me...

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Dr. Michael Wirth

Currently a Research Assistant Professor i...

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Thomas G. Hurley

A Senior Research Associate, Cancer Prevention ...

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Julia Houston

Holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree fro...

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Jameson Sofge

A doctoral student in the Department of Epidemi...

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Brian Collins, MA

For more than 25 years, Mr. Collins has earned ...

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Collaborators And Consultants Who Will Be Materially Involved In This Work

Dr. Azza Shoaibi, MPH

A Research Assistant of the Biomedical Informat...

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Dr. Ira S. Ockene

The Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Un...

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Neha Jaggi

Graduate from the University of South Carolina ...

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Monisha Krishnamurthy

Holds a Business Information Technology degree ...

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