JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH

Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine; Co-Director, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology; Elizabeth F. Brigham Professor of Women's Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Magazines have celebrated her as a “Hero in Women’s Health,” a “Champion of Women’s Health,” and one of “Boston’s Top Docs for Women.” For good reason. Dr. JoAnn Manson has been a lead investigator in the landmark studies that taught us the most about women’s health. The Women’s Health Initiative, Nurses’ Health Study and Women’s Health Study have unearthed the practices that help women lead long and healthy lives as well as the factors that predispose us to heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And Dr. Manson is helping translate that knowledge to the care of women at Brigham and Women’s.

She has published more than 400 articles and is the editor-in-chief of the textbook Prevention of Myocardial Infarction. She is also author of The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages.

Dr. Manson received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and an MPH and DrPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is board certified in internal medicine and the subspecialty of endocrinology and metabolism.

Date Last Modified: January 21, 2011

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