Maria Korre

Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Health

Dr. Korre studied Nursing at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduated with honors. She has also two Master Degrees; one in Environmental Health and one in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Cyprus University of Technology organized by, and in association with, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and graduated with honors as well. She has also received her Doctorate with a 3.8 GPA at Harvard with major concentration on Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Korre received an award in 2015 for Outstanding Academic Performance from the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society and the Best Student Poster award from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Korre is motivated by her love for academic teaching and research in public health. Dr. Korre’s primary research involves the cardiovascular health and fitness of firefighters and police officers. She has succeeded to have several publications so far as well as an editorial post in the Huffington Post. She has been the first author of two important reviews on Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health Promotion; and part of a group that published in the British Medical Journal (“Law Enforcement Duties and Sudden Cardiac Death among Police Officers in the United States”). An article that has been part of her dissertation work on the Non-Invasive Identification of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy/Cardiomegaly in US Firefighters was published in the American Journal of cardiology and has also received press attention.

Dr. Korre has delivered several presentations at various regional and national meetings such as the 2013 Annual Conference of New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine/Mass Association of Occupational Health Nurses (NECOEM/MaAOHN) and in 2015 at the University of Washington, in Seattle. In 2016, Dr. Korre also participated at The First Youth Public Health and Leadership Symposium at the Harvard Center in Shanghai. Dr. Korre also served as an abstract reviewer for the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session Programs in 2015 and 2016.

Her academic experience is combined with a rich teaching experience. She has served as teaching staff in several different courses at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (“Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine”, “Occupational Health Policy and Administration”, “Introduction to the Work Environment”, “Injury Epidemiology and Prevention”, “Critical Thinking in Public Health”), and in two courses at Harvard Extension School (“ Human Pathophysiology I and II). Maria is also a teaching fellow at Harvard College for Human Physiology: From Personal to Public Health. Dr. Korre has successfully led undergraduate and graduate discussion sections, advised students on appropriate research and/or project topics and edited and evaluated their work.


BS in Nursing, 2010 University of Athens

MSc in Environmental & Public Health, 2011 Cyprus University of Technology organized by, and in association with, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2012 Cyprus University of Technology organized by, and in association with, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

ScD in Environmental Health (major concentration: Occupational & Environmental Medicine & Epidemiology), 2016 Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health