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Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University.

Jean-Pierre Habicht obtained medical training in Switzerland, further pediatric training in the United States, a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from MIT and public health training from Harvard, worked in Guatemala for the Institute of Nutrition of Central America as a World Health Organization medical officer in charge of primary health care and epidemiological studies, and then worked for the United States National Center for Health Statistics on nutritional surveillance. He came to Cornell University in 1977 to develop a program of research and study in nutritional epidemiology.