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JoAnn Elisabeth Manson, MD. DrPH
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Preventive Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: 900-930 Commonwealth Avenue


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Research Narrative:

The focus of Dr. Manson’s research has been women's health, randomized clinical trials in cardiovascular disease prevention, and population health/translational research.  She has studied the role of lifestyle factors, diet, micronutrient supplementation, and reproductive and hormonal factors as predictors of chronic disease in women.  Other major interests include the role of vitamin D, omega-3s, and folate in the prevention of CVD, diabetes, and cancer. She has studied extensively the role of moderate-intensity exercise as compared with vigorous exercise in the prevention of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and breast cancer in women.  She has also been actively involved in studies of biomarker and genetic predictors of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  She is one of the lead investigators on several landmark women’s health studies, including the Women’s Health Initiative, the Nurses’ Health Study, the Women’s Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study, and others. 


Honors/Awards:
“Woman in Science” Award from the American Medical Women’s Association in 2003, election to membership in the Association of American Physicians in 2005, the Harvard College Women’s Professional Achievement Award in 2006, fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2007, the American Heart Association’s Population Research Prize in 2010 and Distinguished Scientist Award in 2011, election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2011.

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Baker LD, Rapp SR, Shumaker SA, Manson JE, Sesso HD, Gaussoin SA, Harris D, Caudle B, Pleasants D, Espeland MA. Design and baseline characteristics of the cocoa supplement and multivitamin outcomes study for the Mind: COSMOS-Mind. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Jul 02; 83:57-63.

2. Jiao J, Liu G, Shin HJ, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Rexrode KM, Manson JE, Zong G, Sun Q. Dietary fats and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes: analysis in two population based cohort studies. BMJ. 2019 07 02; 366:l4009.

3. Freeborne N, Simmens SJ, Manson JE, Howard BV, Cené CW, Allison MA, Corbie-Smith G, Bell CL, Denburg NL, Martin LW. Perceived social support and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Menopause. 2019 Jul; 26(7):698-707.

4. Chen GC, Arthur R, Iyengar NM, Kamensky V, Xue X, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Allison MA, Shadyab AH, Wild RA, Sun Y, Banack HR, Chai JC, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Dannenberg AJ, Rohan TE, Qi Q. Association between regional body fat and cardiovascular disease risk among postmenopausal women with normal body mass index. Eur Heart J. 2019 Jun 30.

5. Tabung FK, Balasubramanian R, Liang L, Clinton SK, Cespedes Feliciano EM, Manson JE, Van Horn L, Wactawski-Wende J, Clish CB, Giovannucci EL, Rexrode KM. Identifying Metabolomic Profiles of Insulinemic Dietary Patterns. Metabolites. 2019 Jun 24; 9(6).

6. Barbarawi M, Kheiri B, Zayed Y, Barbarawi O, Dhillon H, Swaid B, Yelangi A, Sundus S, Bachuwa G, Alkotob ML, Manson JE. Vitamin D Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in More Than 83?000 Individuals in 21 Randomized Clinical Trials: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jun 19.

7. Tabung FK, Liang L, Huang T, Balasubramanian R, Zhao Y, Chandler PD, Manson JE, Cespedes Feliciano EM, Hayden KM, Van Horn L, Clish CB, Giovannucci EL, Rexrode KM. Identifying metabolomic profiles of inflammatory diets in postmenopausal women. Clin Nutr. 2019 Jun 17.

8. Prentice RL, Aragaki AK, Howard BV, Chlebowski RT, Thomson CA, Van Horn L, Tinker LF, Manson JE, Anderson GL, Kuller LE, Neuhouser ML, Johnson KC, Snetselaar L, Rossouw JE. Low-Fat Dietary Pattern among Postmenopausal Women Influences Long-Term Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes Outcomes. J Nutr. 2019 Jun 08.

9. Shifren JL, Crandall CJ, Manson JE. Menopausal Hormone Therapy. JAMA. 2019 May 30.

10. Stokes A, Berry KM, Collins JM, Johnston SS, Hsiao CW, Waggoner JR, Ammann EM, Scamuffa RF, Lee S, Lundberg DJ, Solomon DH, Felson DT, Neogi T, Manson JE. The contribution of obesity to prescription opioid use in the United States. Pain. 2019 May 29.