Updated February 29, 2016
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, was a recent guest speaker at the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend in Santa Rosa, CA.
For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is a professor Emeritus at Cornell University and is most well-known for co-authoring the bestselling book The China Study with his son, Thomas Campbell, MD. In addition to his long and outstanding career as an author, scientific researcher, and Cornell professor, Dr. Campbell has been featured in several documentary films. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online internationally-recognized Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate.
Dr. Campbell’s expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and diseases, particularly the causation of cancer. He has focused on nutritional status and long term health. Surprisingly, Dr. Campbell started his life on a dairy farm, but is now widely-known for researching links between animal-based protein diets and disease.
Dr. Campbell has conducted original research and has authored over 300 research papers. He has served on many national and international expert committees with mandates to develop food and health policy positions and is the recipient of several awards, both in research and in citizenship.
Since the publication of The China Study in 2005, Dr. Campbell has given more than 600 lectures in the U.S. and abroad. Campbell has also published Whole (May 2013), as well as The Low-Carb Fraud (Feb 2014), and the soon to be released 2nd Edition of The China Study. He was featured in the very successful 2011 documentary, Forks Over Knives and 2015 documentary PlantPure Nation.