> Valerie McGuire, PhD

Dr McGuire has collaborated with Drs West and Whittemore in evaluting data from the Ovarian Cancer Family Registry. She is also involved with several studies of reproductive cancers including breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.

Contact Information

Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Health Research and Policy

Professional Information

Senior Research Scientist, Academic Staff
Stanford University School of Medicine
Health Research and Policy Department
Epidemiology Division
Professional Education:
B.Sc., Nutrition, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario 1971
MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 1990
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1996
Postgraduate Training:
Dietetic Internship, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Research Focus:
  • Epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and restless leg syndrome. Of particular interest are certain gene polymorphisms and environmental toxicants as they contribute to the risk of these disorders.
  • Genetic epidemiology and epidemiologic methods including techniques quantifying gene-environment interaction.
  • Epidemiology of reproductive cancers, including breast and ovarian cancer Of particular interest are BRCA genes and hormonal factors as they contribute to the risk of these disorders.
Pub Med     SciCentral     Scirus
Neuroepidemiology: From Principles to Practice
Edited by Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden and Valerie M. McGuire

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