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Professor and past chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH)
Dr. Kuller is nationally recognized for his contributions in the study of cardiovascular disease and the use of non-invasive techniques such as ultrasound, to detect early heart disease in people without symptoms.
Dr. Kuller has spent the past 30 years studying risk factors for individuals with heart disease and women going through menopause. In addition, as the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Cancer Control and Prevention Program since 1990, he has spent many years studying prevention of cancer and cancer risks.
Dr. Kuller received his bachelor's degree in 1955 from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. He attended medical school at George Washington University and graduated in 1959. After completing an internship and an assistant residency in medicine at Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1960 and 1961 respectively, Dr. Kuller continued his education at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he received his master's degree and doctorate in public health in 1964 and 1966.
He was a medical officer in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1963 and a faculty member of the department of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health from 1966 to 1972. Dr. Kuller came to Pitt in 1972 as professor and chair of epidemiology at the GSPH.
Dr. Kuller has published more than 300 articles in publications such as Circulation, the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
His honors include the 1994 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh; the Abraham Lilenfeld Award, American College of Epidemiology; the MERIT Award, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and the Centennial Scholar, John Hopkins University.
He is the president-elect of the Society for Epidemiological Research; a fellow of the Council on Epidemiology, American Heart Association; a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine; and a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and a member of the editorial board of Circulation, and Stroke Journal and Hypertension