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Margaret Hargreaves

In Memoriam: Margaret Hargreaves

(10/10/1937 - 05/18/2019)Member since 2002

Margaret Hargreaves, MS, PhD, an AACR member whose research focused on health disparities, died May 18, 2019, at age 81.

Hargreaves grew up in Jamaica. She earned a bachelor’s degree from MacDonald College of McGill University in 1959; a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963; and earned her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1970. A nutritionist by training, her research interests expanded into the study of health disparities for key chronic diseases, including cancer prevention and control.

Hargreaves was a professor and director of the Prevention Research Unit in the Department of Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College, a historically black college in Nashville. In recent years, she had secured a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to launch a local program to encourage healthy eating among African Americans.

Hargreaves joined the AACR in 2002 and was a member of Women in Cancer Research and Minorities in Cancer Research.