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 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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