Karin Michels

Karin Michels

Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology

221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.732.4895

Other Affiliations

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Dr. Michels’ research focuses on epigenetic epidemiology, perinatal risk factors for breast cancer and the role of nutrition in cancer etiology.

Dr. Michels is currently studying the role of intrauterine conditions and how they affect establishment of the epigenome as it affects susceptibility to later life chronic disease.


M.S., 1991, Columbia University School of Public Health (Epidemiology)
M.P.H, 1994, Harvard School of Public Health (Quantitative Methods)
Sc.D., 1995, Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology)
M.Sc., 1996, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Medical Statistics)
Ph.D., 2005, Cambridge University (Biostatistics)


Michels KB. Epigenetic Epidemiology. Springer 2012

Michels Lab