Dr. Link completed her training in internal medicine in 1997 at New York Presbyterian Medical Center. One year later she was diagnosed with an advanced uterine sarcoma and spent the next 5 months undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. Given her poor prognosis, even with these therapies, she began educating herself about diet and lifestyle so she could optimize her chances of surviving the cancer, tolerate her treatment and improve her well-being. From the moment she left the hospital after surgery on a cold December afternoon, she started changing how she lived her life, from eliminating the Snapple iced tea and pizza which had been a typical lunch, to pursuing her passion of studying and helping others use diet and lifestyle to improve their health.
Since then she has continued her education and research of diet and health. She received a masters degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. See below for more details.
Dr. Link lectures on the topic of diet and health and has been a guest on radio shows, including Sirius XM's Doctor radio and The Advocates (WVOX 1460AM). She lives in New York City with her husband and 3 children.
M.D. University of Chicago Medical School
M.S. Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
Internal Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Cornell Medical College
Cancer Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Mastering the Thyroid, Apex Energetics
Detoxification, Institute for Functional Medicine
Nutrition and cancer, The University of Arizona, Program in Integrative Medicine
Nutrition and cardiovascular health, The University of Arizona, Program in Integrative Medicine
Obesity: etiology, prevention and treatment, Columbia University
Botanical medicine in modern clinical practice, Columbia University
Link LB, et al. "Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk in the California Teachers Study cohort," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98:1524-32, 2013.
Link LB, Jacobson JS. "Factors affecting adherence to a raw vegan diet," Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 14:53-9, 2008.
Link LB, Potter JD. "Raw versus cooked vegetables and cancer risk: a review," Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 3:1422-35, 2004.
Link LB, Thompson SM, Lumey LH. "Adherence to a low-fat diet in men with prostate cancer," Urology, 64:970-975, 2004.
Link LB, Robbins L, Mancuso C, Charlson ME. "How do cancer patients who take control of their disease differ from those who do not," European Journal of Cancer, 13:219-226, 2004.
Link LB, Robbins L, Mancuso C, Charlson ME. "How do cancer patients choose their coping strategies? A qualitative study," Patient Education and Counseling, 58:96-103, 2004.
Lilli B. Link, MD, MS
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