Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Alan R Dyer, PhD

Alan R Dyer, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Focus of Work


Dr. Dyer conducts research that focuses on cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology, particularly the role of nutritional factors in the development of high blood pressure and obesity; prevention and control of overweight and obesity in both adults and children; the development of empirically-based criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes; and assessment of the impact of measurement error and regression dilution bias on associations in observational epidemiologic studies.


Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Chicago, Medicine (1972)



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