The Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB) conducts interdisciplinary research to understand diet/nutritional status, energy balance, metabolism, lifestyle factors, and their relationships to cancer.
The mission of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB) is to define the causal relationships between diet/nutritional status, energy balance, metabolism, lifestyle factors, and cancer. Our research encompasses diet, energy balance/obesity/physical activity, specific nutrients and supplements, diet-related additives, contaminants, metabolites, and intermediate biologic markers. Learn more about NEB research areas.
Training and mentoring the next generation of scientists is a key component of NEB’s mission, and we provide research training for tenure-track investigators, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral students, masters and post-baccalaureate students, visiting fellows, and summer interns. During the past 10 years, NEB has trained 8 tenure-track investigators, 30 postdoctoral fellows, and 10 predoctoral fellows. Meet the current NEB fellows and found out about our research training opportunities.
NEB investigators develop Web-based instruments, software tools and other resources to support nutrition-related epidemiological research. Find out more about NEB tools, methods and resources.
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