Stephen Hursting, PhD MPH RD
  • Professor
  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Chapel Hill, NC USA


Dr. Stephen Hursting is Professor in the Department of Nutrition, the Nutrition Research Institute and the Linebarger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He earned his PhD in nutritional biochemistry and MPH in nutritional epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and he completed postdoctoral training in molecular carcinogenesis and cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). His research interests, funded primarily by an NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator Grant, center on diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, particularly the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying obesity- cancer associations, and the interplay between obesity, metabolism and cancer.