Dr. Joann Manson

Dr. JoAnn Manson

MD, DRPH
Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s hospital

Dr. Manson is a Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Manson is board certified in both internal medicine and the subspecialty of endocrinology and metabolism. Her major research interests include preventive medicine and chronic disease epidemiology, particularly risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in women.

She is principal investigator for several grants from the National Institutes of Health, including the Women’s Health Initiative Vanguard Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Women’s Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Trial, Biochemical and Genetic Risk Factors for CVD in Women, and the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial, among others.

She is also principal investigator of the Boston site for the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study.

Manson is a member of many professional societies and serves on the editorial/medical advisory boards of several medical journals. Manson is also the principal investigator of the multi center COSMOS trial to study the effects of cocoa and multivitamin supplementation on cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Her research interests include:

  • Women’s health and chronic disease epidemiology, particularly the role of lifestyle factors, micronutrient supplementation, and hormone replacement therapy as determinants of heart disease and stroke in women;
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its cardiovascular complications and biochemical and genetic markers for diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and
  • Assessment of lifestyle and endocrinologic determinants of breast cancer.