Jack Kincaid

MD-PhD Student, Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program

Trainee, Harvard Medical School

John “Jack” Kincaid is a trainee in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program at Harvard Medical School interested in the intersection of diet and disease. Jack received B.A. (Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism) and M.S. (Nutrition) degrees from Case Western Reserve University in 2021, where he helped investigate the impact of obesity and obesogenic diet on cancer development in the laboratory of Nathan Berger at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Concomitantly, Jack worked with a variety of food access and health literacy groups including CWRU Food Recovery Network and Cooking Matters STL. After leaving CWRU, Jack relocated to the UK to train as a postgraduate in the group of Sir Stephen O’Rahilly at the University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science, studying the neuroendocrine regulation of human appetitive behavior and body weight. As a physician scientist, Jack hopes to leverage basic science and clinical medicine to help address the growing burden of diet-associated illnesses as well as develop safe, effective treatments for metabolic disease.