University of Minnesota

Kay-Tee Khaw, MD, MSc, PhD


Dr. Kay-Tee Khaw is Professor of Clinical Gerontology, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She trained in medicine at Girton College, University of Cambridge and St. Mary’s Hospital, London and in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with subsequent clinical and academic posts in the University of London and University of California San Diego. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK and was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2003.

Her research interests are catholic, including the maintenance of health in later life and the causes and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and osteoporosis, with a focus on nutrition and hormones. She is a principal investigator in the European Prospective Investigation in Cancer in Norfolk, part of a 10-country research collaboration.

She holds positions in academic epidemiology and public health, including coordinator of the annual International Society of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention Teaching Seminar which has trained some 1,200 physicians and scientists from 100 nations. She is (2008-2010) chair of the International Society of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Gerontology (2008-9) and serves on UK and WHO commissions. (HB)


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