JoAnn E Manson

Professor, Department of Medicine

Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, is Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Manson is a physician epidemiologist, endocrinologist, and Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI of several research studies, including the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Center In Boston, the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study, the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL); the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS), and the VItamin D for COVID-19 (VIVID) trial. Her primary research interests include randomized clinical prevention trials of nutritional and lifestyle factors related to heart disease, diabetes, and other age-related disorders, and the role of endogenous and exogenous estrogens as determinants of chronic disease. Dr. Manson has received numerous honors, including the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Population Research Prize, the AHA’s Distinguished Scientist Award, the AHA’s Research Achievement Award, election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (National Academy of Medicine), membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP), fellowship in AAAS, the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, the Bernadine Healy Award for Visionary Leadership in Women’s Health, the Massachusetts Medical Society awards in both Public Health and Women’s Health Research, and the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine from the American College of Physicians. Dr. Manson has published more than 1,200 articles, is the author or editor of several books and textbooks, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Clinical Trials, and is a past president of the North American Menopause Society. She is one of the most highly cited researchers in the world and was one of the physicians featured in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibition, History of American Women Physicians.