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JoAnn Elisabeth Manson, MD, DPH
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.