Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Reader



+44 (0)20 7594 2623m.gunter




VC2Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr. Gunter is Reader in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College. He is a molecular epidemiologist and his main research focus is the role of metabolic and endocrine pathways in cancer development and prognosis. 

Examples of current research projects include:

Dr Gunter is a co-investigator of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)


Dr Gunter is co-director of the MSc in Epidemiology and leads modules on Principles and Methods of Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology. Dr Gunter is also an executive board member of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health and oversees the centre training programme 


Dr Gunter is an editor for Cancer Research and a peer reviewer for numerous other scientific and medical journals


Education and Professional Employment

Oct 1994-July 1998    University of Oxford, B.A. Hons. Biochemistry

Oct 1998-May 2003    University of Cambridge, Ph.D.  Molecular Epidemiology

Dec 2003-Dec 2005   National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, USA; Post-doctoral fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Dec 2005-Aug 2011   Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Population Health; 2005-2007, Instructor; 2007-2011, Assistant Professor

Sep 2011-                 Imperial College London, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Reader in Cancer Epidemiology.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gunter MJ, Hoover DR, Yu H, et al., 2009, Insulin, insulin-like growth factor-I, and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol:1, Pages:48-60

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