ScD, Harvard University, Department of Nutrition
ScM, Harvard University, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
I have broad research interests in pediatric nutrition, including school-based nutrition interventions, the influence of nutrition during pregnancy on child health, and nutrition policy. My doctoral dissertation research focused on school-based interventions to promote the consumption of healthier foods in
low-income school districts. I am currently involved in research projects to examine innovative ways to encourage children to consume healthier foods in schools and the impact of school-based nutrition policies on children’s’ consumption of competitive foods (e.g. vending and à la carte snacks).
Cohen JF, Richardson S, Austin SB, Economos CD, Rimm EB. School Lunch Consumption Among Middle School Students in Boston: Implications for Research, Nutrient Consumption, and Food Waste Costs. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):114-21
Cohen JF, Smit LA, Parker E, Austin SB, Frazier AL, Economos CD, Rimm EB.. Long-Term Impact of a Chef on School Lunch Consumption: Findings from a 2-Year Pilot Study in Boston Middle Schools. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 June;112(6): 927-933
Cohen JF, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rimm EB, Oken E, Gillman MW. Maternal trans fatty acid intake and fetal growth. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Nov;94(5):1241-7