T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, is an author of The China Study. Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health (Campbell TC and Campbell, TM II, 2005).
With more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly NIH), he has authored over 300 research papers on diet, nutrition and health derived from laboratory-based experimental research and large-scale human studies in China and the Philippines. He has been advisor to several government agencies, non-government organizations and corporate bodies. He has held senior adjunct professorial positions at the University of Oxford in England and Jiao Tong University in Shanghai.
Lectures for the 2015 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: The Origin and Meaning of The China Study
The China Study (published 2005), co-authored with my son Thomas M. Campbell, II, MD, was based mostly on evidence gathered from my long career in experimental research and food and health policy-making, mostly at Cornell University. Although this research was initially focused on diet and cancer, it evolved into a much more expansive story about nutrition and health, in general. This story takes me back to the ancient Greeks, especially Hippocrates, when he said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Lecture: The Origin and Meaning of Whole
The China Study is about ‘what’, while Whole (published 2013) is about the ‘why.’ It is possible to frame this long-disparaged story of nutrition as an expose of conspiracy but this is not very useful. I prefer a much more positive explanation, which simultaneously involves both professionals and lay people and which encourages a new paradigm that is much more promising. It provides an answer that tells us why the public so confused about nutrition, why medical training and biomedical research agencies ignore the discipline of nutrition and why food and health policy-making often comes up short of the scientific evidence.
Lecture: The Food-Mood Connection: How Psychological Well-being is Affected by Nutrition Metabolism, Chemical Carcinogenesis & Enzyme Function
Reflecting on my experiences in cellular biology, especially its elucidation of the wonders of nutrient metabolism, chemical carcinogenesis and enzyme function, I find the cellular world to be beyond being merely awe-inspiring. The working environment of each of our cells (10-100 trillion body cells) also illustrates a similar higher order dynamic for organ-to-organ communication that explains a characteristic of nutrition function that has been substantially ignored. I am confident that when people get to know this, they will change and it is a bottom-up evolution that will demand change at the top of our society as well.
Q&A: Cruisin’ for Knowledge with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Greger, Hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Michael Greger hosted by cruise director Sandy Pukel. This is your chance to get all your questions answered. Whether you have been practicing a plant-based lifestyle for years or are just getting your feet wet, these experts can take you to the next level. Get the real scoop on living well, eating well and taking control of your health.