Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nutrition
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 interventions, child/adolescent health and development, health disparities, and nutrition policy. My current research focuses on innovative strategies to encourage the consumption of healthier school foods, the impact of school-based nutrition policies on children’s’ consumption of competitive foods (e.g. vending and à la carte snacks), and children’s food consumption in quick-service restaurants. My research also examines the impact of children’s diets on cognitive functioning.
Cohen JF, Richardson S, Cluggish A. S, Parker E, Catalano P, Rimm EB. A randomized control trial of choice architecture and chef-enhanced meals on the selection and consumption of healthier school foods; JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May;169(5):431-7.
Cohen JF, Richardson S, Parker E, Catalano P, Rimm EB. Impact of the new USDA school meal standards on food selection, consumption, and waste. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr;46(4):388-94
Cohen JFW, Rimm EB, Austin SB, Hyatt RR, Kraak VI, Economos CD. Impact of the CHANGE Food Service Intervention on Whole Grains Served in Rural Elementary Schools; J Sch Health. 2014 Mar;84(3):212-9
Cohen JFW, Kraak VI, Choumenkovitch SF, Hyatt RR, Economos CD. The CHANGE study: A healthy-lifestyles intervention to improve rural children’s diet quality; J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Jan;114(1):48-53
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