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Dr. James R. Hébert

James R. Hébert, ScD, MSPH

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. Dr. Hébert has spent considerable effort developing the DII®, which has now been established as an effective research tool and is now emerging into the marketplace for consumer access.