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 2016 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: The Origin and Meaning of The China Study Research
The China Study 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: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
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 exposé of conspiracy, but this is not very useful. I prefer a much more positive explanation, which simultaneously involves both professionals and lay people and encourages a new paradigm that is much more promising. It provides an answer that tells us why the public is 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: Forty Years of Plant-Based Research with T. Colin Campbell
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 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.
Panel Q&A: Cruisin’ for Knowledge: Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Lawrence Kushi, Dr. Michael Klaper and Dr. Thomas Campbell, hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Lawrence Kushi, Dr. Michael Klaper and Dr. Thomas Campbell, 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.
Panel Q&A: Campbell Family Comprehensive Plant-Based Forum
Join this plant-based pioneering family to get all your questions answered about many aspects of the plant-based life style. Dr. T. Colin Campbell will be joined by his sons, Nelson and Tom Campbell, and his daughter-in-law, Kim Campbell, in a general question and answer session covering a wide range of topics. Dr. T. Colin Campbell will cover questions related to the science of plant-based nutrition. Nelson will address questions related to his film, PlantPure Nation, and the activist efforts of his organization to launch a national grassroots movement. Dr. Tom Campbell will address questions related to the integration of plant-based nutrition into conventional medical practice, and Kim will answer questions related to plant-based cuisine. Come join the Campbell Family in a fun-filled exploration of the many facets of plant-based nutrition.