Name: William B. Grant
Degree: Ph.D. in Physics, U.C. Berkeley
Professional Career: Worked at the level of senior research scientist in the fields of optical and laser remote sensing of the atmosphere and atmospheric sciences at SRI International, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the NASA Langley Research Center. This career included doing pioneering laser remote sensing instrument development, while the latter half included participating on many NASA-led airborne atmospheric chemistry field missions to the far corners of the world, as well as writing a number of papers on the observations. Author or coauthor of over 60 articles in the peer-reviewed journals, edited 2 books of reprints, and contributed half a dozen chapters to other books. Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 1992.
Current Position: Director, Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, an entity devoted to research, education, and advocacy relating to the prevention of chronic disease through changes in diet and lifestyle.
Key contributions in the field of nutrition and ultraviolet radiation research, health and disease:
Current health-related research activities:
Grant WB. Dietary links to Alzheimer's disease. Alz Dis Rev 1997;2:42-55 http://www.mc.uky.edu/adreview/Vol2/Grant/grant.pdf (55 Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) citations, 4 book citations)
Grant WB. Milk and other dietary influences on coronary heart disease. Altern Med Rev, 1998;3:281?94. http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/3/4/281.html (5 ISI citations, 1 book citation)
Grant WB. An ecologic study of dietary and solar UV-B links to breast carcinoma mortality rates. Cancer. 2002;94:272-81. (16 ISI citations) http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/89012143/START
Grant WB. An estimate of premature cancer mortality in the United States due to inadequate doses of solar ultraviolet-B radiation, Cancer. 2002;94:1867-75. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/91016211/START (26 ISI citations) (note - this puts the paper in the top 1 percentile of clinical medicine papers published in 2002) http://www.in-cites.com/thresholds-highly-cited.html
Grant WB. A multicountry ecologic study of risk and risk reduction factors for prostate cancer mortality, Eur Urol. 2004;45:371-9.
Grant WB, Garland CF. A critical review of studies on vitamin D in relation to colorectal cancer. Nutr Cancer. in press (accepted mid-February 2004).
Grant WB. Geographic variation of prostate cancer mortality rates in the U.S.A.; implications for prostate cancer risk related to vitamin D; Int J Cancer. (accepted Feb. 12, 2004)
Publications on health by William B. Grant can be found by searching https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ with "Grant WB" The full text of some of the papers are available there. If not, try putting the title into https://scholar.google.com/ If not there either, please request them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org