Healthy Society Series: The Health Benefits of Vitamin D and Solar UVB

This program will feature four vitamin D researchers who will discuss the evidence they generated and/or collected showing that vitamin D has important health benefits.

Carole Baggerly, CEO of, will outline the findings of health outcomes of more than 10,000 participants in their studies who take vitamin D supplements, measure their vitamin D levels every six months, and report any health changes. She will also discuss the evidence that vitamin D reduces risk of COVID-19. Dr. Carol L. Wagner will present results from studies of high-dose vitamin D supplementation of pregnant and nursing women, such as significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery. Professor Joan M. Lappe will discuss her clinical trials on vitamin D and calcium on prevention of cancer. William B. Grant, Ph.D., director of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center in San Francisco, will moderate the discussion.


Robert Lee Kilpatrick


MLF: Health & Medicine

Image - Carole A. Baggerly

Carole A. Baggerly

Founder and Director,

Image - Carol L. Wagner

Carol L. Wagner

M.D., Professor, Pediatrics Department, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Image - Joan M. Lappe

Joan M. Lappe

Ph.D., R.N., Professor and Associate Dean, College of Nursing Research, Creighton University

Image - William B. Grant

William B. Grant

Ph.D., Founder and Director, Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center; Vitamin D Researcher