Faculty

John Potter

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


jpotter@fredhutch.org

Education

MBBS Medicine, University of Queensland (Australia), 1971
PhD Epidemiology, University of Queensland (Australia), 1984

Contact


jpotter@fredhutch.org

Bio

John D Potter is Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand (NZ) Ministry of Health, as well as: Professor at CPHR, Massey University, Wellington, NZ; Adjunct Professor at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ; and Senior Advisor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the University of Washington,

After 5 years of clinical medicine, Potter worked at CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide (1977-1986), completing his PhD and beginning his close partnership with Tony McMichael. Then, in the US, he held increasingly senior posts at the Universities of Minnesota and Washington and FHCRC (including as Director of its Division of Public Health Sciences).

Potter chaired the international panel that produced Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective (1997). He is founding co-chair of the Asia Cohort Consortium, a collaborative cohort study across Asia of 1.1 million people.

International awards include: India’s Gopalan Oration Gold Medal for nutrition science (1996); American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) DeWitt Goodman Lectureship for international leadership in research in nutrition, cancer, and cancer prevention (2000); the US National Cancer Institute Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Award (2005); AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (2009); and the 2012 Medal of Honour of IARC.

Research Interests

Cancer biology, epidemiology, early detection, and prevention; nutrition; planetary health

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Body Mass Index and Mortality, Recurrence and Readmission after Myocardial Infarction: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
(2022 May 5)
J Clin Med 11(9):
De Paola L, Mehta A, Pana TA, Carter B, Soiza RL, Kafri MW, Potter JF, Mamas MA, Myint PK

Genome-Wide Interaction Analysis of Genetic Variants with Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Colorectal Cancer Risk.
(2022 May 5)
J Natl Cancer Inst
Tian Y, Kim AE, Bien SA, Lin Y, Qu C, Harrison T, Carreras-Torres R, Díez-Obrero V, Dimou N, Drew DA, Hidaka A, Huyghe JR, Jordahl KM, Morrison J, Murphy N, Obón-Santacana M, Ulrich CM, Ose J, Peoples AR, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Shcherbina A, Stern M, Su YR, van Duijnhoven FJB, Arndt V, Baurley J, Berndt SI, Bishop DT, Brenner H, Buchanan DD, Chan AT, Figueiredo JC, Gallinger S, Gruber SB, Harlid S, Hoffmeister M, Jenkins MA, Joshi AD, Keku TO, Larsson SC, Le Marchand L, Li L, Giles GG, Milne RL, Nan H, Nassir R, Ogino S, Budiarto A, Platz EA, Potter JD, Prentice RL, Rennert G, Sakoda LC, Schoen RE, Slattery ML, Thibodeau SN, Van Guelpen B, Visvanathan K, White E, Wolk A, Woods MO, Wu AH, Campbell PT, Casey G, Conti DV, Gunter MJ, Kundaje A, Lewinger JP, Moreno V, Newcomb PA, Pardamean B, Thomas DC, Tsilidis KK, Peters U, Gauderman WJ, Hsu L, Chang-Claude J

Beyond GWAS of Colorectal Cancer: Evidence of Interaction with Alcohol Consumption and Putative Causal Variant for the 10q24.2 Region.
(2022 May 4)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 31(5): 1077-1089
Jordahl KM, Shcherbina A, Kim AE, Su YR, Lin Y, Wang J, Qu C, Albanes D, Arndt V, Baurley JW, Berndt SI, Bien SA, Bishop DT, Bouras E, Brenner H, Buchanan DD, Budiarto A, Campbell PT, Carreras-Torres R, Casey G, Cenggoro TW, Chan AT, Conti DV, Dampier CH, Devall MA, Díez-Obrero V, Dimou N, Drew DA, Figueiredo JC, Gallinger S, Giles GG, Gruber SB, Gsur A, Gunter MJ, Hampel H, Harlid S, Harrison TA, Hidaka A, Hoffmeister M, Huyghe JR, Jenkins MA, Joshi AD, Keku TO, Larsson SC, Le Marchand L, Lewinger JP, Li L, Mahesworo B, Moreno V, Morrison JL, Murphy N, Nan H, Nassir R, Newcomb PA, Obón-Santacana M, Ogino S, Ose J, Pai RK, Palmer JR, Papadimitriou N, Pardamean B, Peoples AR, Pharoah PDP, Platz EA, Potter JD, Prentice RL, Rennert G, Ruiz-Narvaez E, Sakoda LC, Scacheri PC, Schmit SL, Schoen RE, Slattery ML, Stern MC, Tangen CM, Thibodeau SN, Thomas DC, Tian Y, Tsilidis KK, Ulrich CM, van Duijnhoven FJB, Van Guelpen B, Visvanathan K, Vodicka P, White E, Wolk A, Woods MO, Wu AH, Zemlianskaia N, Chang-Claude J, Gauderman WJ, Hsu L, Kundaje A, Peters U

Prevalence of orthostatic hypertension and its association with cerebrovascular diagnoses in patients with suspected TIA and minor stroke.
(2022 Apr 9)
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 22(1): 161
Barzkar F, Myint PK, Kwok CS, Metcalf AK, Potter JF, Baradaran HR

Diabetes mellitus in relation to colorectal tumor molecular subtypes: A pooled analysis of more than 9000 cases.
(2022 Apr 5)
Int J Cancer
Harlid S, Van Guelpen B, Qu C, Gylling B, Aglago EK, Amitay EL, Brenner H, Buchanan DD, Campbell PT, Cao Y, Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Drew DA, Figueiredo JC, French AJ, Gallinger S, Giannakis M, Giles GG, Gunter MJ, Hoffmeister M, Hsu L, Jenkins MA, Lin Y, Moreno V, Murphy N, Newcomb PA, Newton CC, Nowak JA, Obón-Santacana M, Ogino S, Potter JD, Song M, Steinfelder RS, Sun W, Thibodeau SN, Toland AE, Ugai T, Um CY, Woods MO, Phipps AI, Harrison T, Peters U

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