Eric J Duell, MS, PhD is an epidemiologist from the USA.
He studied microbiology and environmental health at the University of California, and received his doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He completed post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health where he initiated studies on the molecular epidemiology of pancreatic cancer with Professors Karl Kelsey and Elizabeth Holly.
Dr Duell was an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, USA from 2002 to 2007 where he continued his research in pancreatic cancer and lung cancer funded by the US National Institutes of Health.
From 2007 to 2009 he was a scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France.
Since 2009, Dr Duell has been a senior investigator and epidemiologist at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, the coordinating centre for the Spanish component of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort.
He currently oversees and collaborates on numerous projects in EPIC related to nutritional, environmental and molecular/genetic pathways in cancer and other chronic diseases, and has funded research projects on metals and pancreatic cancer risk.
He also leads or collaborates on various projects in international consortia including PanC4 (the international pancreatic cancer case-control consortium), PanScan (pancreatic cancer cohort consortium), and ILCCO (lung cancer case-control consortium). He is currently scientific coordinator of PanC4 (2016-2021), and Chair of the pancreatic cancer working group in the EPIC cohort.