Department of Nutrition
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of interest
Dr. Stephen Hursting is interested in diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, particularly the molecular and hormonal mechanisms underlying energy balance-cancer associations.
Awards and Honors
Plenary Speaker, International Agency for the Study of Obesity-Nutrition and Cancer Conference, Valencia, Spain, 10/10.
World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research, Continuous Update Panel member, 2010-present.
Keynote Speaker, Johns Hopkins University Breast Cancer Program Retreat, Baltimore, MD, June, 2010.
NIH Merit Award for Excellence in the Measurement, Analysis, and Release of Nationally Representative Data On Serum Biomarkers From The Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis, 2009.
Co-Chair, American Association for Cancer Research National Meeting, 2009.
World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. Mechanisms Working Group Co-Chair for Expert Report: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, 2004-7 (www.dietandcancerreport.org).
Malcolm Trout Nutritional Science Award, Michigan State University, 2007.
NIH Merit Award for Leadership/Excellence in Obesity and Cancer Research, 2005.