Elsie Mireya Taveras

Professor in the Department of Nutrition


Other Positions

Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics


Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Population Medicine

Population Medicine

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



Kids’ poor sleep may lead to adult cardiovascular disease

Adolescents who get insufficient and poor quality sleep are more likely than well-rested kids to have higher blood pressure, bigger waistlines, and lower levels of HDL, or “good” cholesterol—risk factors that can set them up for cardiovascular disease…

Brand marketing gone bad

An analysis of products in a popular school-based marketing program found that less than one third of participating foods and beverages meet federal "Smart Snacks" standards.