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David Berrigan

Photograph of David Berrigan

David Berrigan, PhD, MPH, has been a Biologist in the Office of the Associate Director of the Applied Research Program since 2003. He previously served as a Cancer Prevention Fellow with funding from the Division of Cancer Prevention from 1999-2003. Before coming to NCI, he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Washington and at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the USDA.

Dr. Berrigan received his PhD in Biology from the University of Utah in 1993, a BA from Reed College in 1983, MS from UC Davis in 1987, and MPH from UC Berkeley in 2000. His recent research has examined energy balance, carcinogenesis, physical activity and acculturation using a mix of animal models, population data, and methodological studies aimed at improving survey data and incorporating GIS tools and data-layers into survey data sets. He has authored or coauthored papers in Science, Carcinogenesis, JNCI, American Naturalist, PNAS, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and some 30 other journals.

He has been on the editorial board of the journal Functional Ecology, a reviewer for NIH, NSF NSERC, and other funding agencies, and a peer reviewer for many journals. He was on the program committee for the 2007 Active Living Research Conference, and received NIH Merit Awards in 2004 and 2005. Dr. Berrigan is strongly committed to research aimed at health for all via environments and institutions that foster healthy behaviors, preventive services, and health care regardless of demographic or economic circumstances.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014