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Wildon R. Farwell, MPH, MD
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Aging
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Research Narrative:

As a general internist, Dr. Farwell is interested in the prediction and prevention of chronic illnesses. In addition to being a faculty member in the Division of Aging, he is on the faculty of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Farwell is investigating the role of statins in the prevention of several types of cancer, including prostate cancer and melanoma. He is also part of a research team at the VA that is investigating whether 5-FU, a cream currently used to treat skin cancer, may be able to prevent skin cancer. 

Dr. Farwell has also been investigating the relationship between the acid-base status of the blood and the risk for chronic illnesses. In collaboration with Dr. Eric Taylor, he is exploring whether small differences in the acid-base status can predict future development of hypertension and diabetes mellitus.


Education:
Harvard School of Public Health, 2005, MPH
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, 2000, MD