Dr. Julie E. Buring is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.The primary focus of her research is the epidemiology of chronic diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease and cancer, and especially among women. Dr. Buring has been involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of a number of large-scale cohort studies and randomized clinical trials. She has served as the Principal Investigator of the Women’s Health Study, originally a randomized trial evaluating low dose aspirin and vitamin E in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and currently in post-treatment extended follow-up; co-Investigator of the Physicians’ Health Study II, evaluating the preventive roles of vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and a multivitamin; and co-Principal Investigator of VITAL, an ongoing trial of vitamin E and fish oil in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer among 20,000 men and women. Dr. Buring is actively involved in the teaching and training of students and fellows in epidemiology, both nationally and internationally, and is co-Director of an NIH-funded T32 training grant in the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease. She also serves as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Harvard Medical School.