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Eric B. Rimm, ScD
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

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I am a Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. I have an active research program in the study of diet, lifestyle characteristics, and cardiovascular disease and have published more than 400 peer reviewed publications during my 18 years on the faculty at Harvard. I previously served on the Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes for macronutrients and recently served as one of 13 members on the scientific advisory committee for the new 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This year I was awarded the 2012 American Society for Nutrition General Mills Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award. I am an associate editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

I am an international speaker on diet and health and have given talks to academic groups, industry, and public health organizations across the globe. For the last decade, I have spoken at the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Health flavors to industry groups and also at the Healthy Kitchens,Healthy Lives to medical health professionals I am an associate editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

University of Wisconsin, BS, 1985
Harvard School of Public Health, 1991, SCD

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Paik JM, Rosen HN, Katz JN, Rosner BA, Rimm EB, Gordon CM, Curhan GC. BMI, Waist Circumference, and Risk of Incident Vertebral Fracture in Women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Jul 18.

2. Wang T, Heianza Y, Sun D, Zheng Y, Huang T, Ma W, Rimm EB, Manson JE, Hu FB, Willett WC, Qi L. Improving fruit and vegetable intake attenuates the genetic association with long-term weight gain. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jul 13.

3. Fung TT, Mukamal KJ, Rimm EB, Meyer HE, Willett WC, Feskanich D. Alcohol intake, specific alcoholic beverages, and risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jul 09.

4. 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.

5. Franckle RL, Polacsek M, Bleich SN, Thorndike AN, Findling MTG, Moran AJ, Rimm EB. Support for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Alternatives Among US Adults, 2018. Am J Public Health. 2019 Jul; 109(7):993-995.

6. Musicus AA, Vercammen KA, Fulay AP, Moran AJ, Burg T, Allen L, Maffeo D, Berger A, Rimm EB. Implementation of a Rooftop Farm Integrated With a Teaching Kitchen and Preventive Food Pantry in a Hospital Setting. Am J Public Health. 2019 Aug; 109(8):1119-1121.

7. Chapman L, Richardson S, Mcleod L, Rimm E, Cohen J. Pilot Evaluation of Aggregate Plate Waste as a Measure of Students' School Lunch Consumption (OR13-08-19). Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1).

8. Cohen J, Sagar K, Dahlgren MK, Rimm E, Gruber S. The Impact of Micronutrient Fortified Foods on Cognitive Functioning Among Low-Income Children: A Pilot Study (P18-096-19). Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1).

9. Zheng Y, Li Y, Satija A, Pan A, Sotos-Prieto M, Rimm E, Willett WC, Hu FB. Association of changes in red meat consumption with total and cause specific mortality among US women and men: two prospective cohort studies. BMJ. 2019 06 12; 365:l2110.

10. Curtis PJ, van der Velpen V, Berends L, Jennings A, Feelisch M, Umpleby AM, Evans M, Fernandez BO, Meiss MS, Minnion M, Potter J, Minihane AM, Kay CD, Rimm EB, Cassidy A. Blueberries improve biomarkers of cardiometabolic function in participants with metabolic syndrome-results from a 6-month, double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jun 01; 109(6):1535-1545.