JoAnn Manson

Professor in the Department of Epidemiology


Other Positions

Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Elected Member
American Epidemiological Society

Outstanding Contribution Award "in recognition and appreciation of contributions to the WHI
Women's Health Initiative

One of top ten "Heros in Women's Health"
American Health for Women Magazine

First Annual Mary Horrigan Connors Award for Outstanding Leadership in Women's Health
BWH Women's Health Leadership Forum

Alumnae Recognition Award
Radcliffe College/Harvard University

One of top ten "Champions in Women's Health" in U.S. for contributions to women's health
Ladies Home Journal

Dean's Award for Leadrship in the Advancement of Women Faculty
Havard Medical School

"Alumni Award of Merit" for "outstanding contributions to public health"
Harvard School of Public Health

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health
Massachusetts Medical Society

Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication
American Medical Writers Association, New England Chapter

Featured in History of American Women Physicians exhibit
National Library of Medicine

Woman in Science Award
American Medical Women's Association

Woman of Valor Award in Academia and Research
American Diabetes Association

Named one of the ISI's most highly cited authors in clinical medicine in past decade
Institute for Scientific Information

Elected Member
Association of American Physicians

Robert S. Gordon, Jr., Lectureship Award
National Institutes of Health

Women's Professional Achievement Award
Harvard University, Harvard College

Postmenopausal Cardiovascular Health Research Award
North American Menopause Society

Elected Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Premio Benessere Stresa International Prize for Research and Innovation related to Well Being
Centro Benessere Stresa/Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation, Milan Italy

Top 10 Reseacher 2006-7
Science Watch

Henry Burger Prize for signtificant contributions to the field of menopause
International Menopause Society


Epigenome-wide association study of mitochondrial genome copy number.

Wang P, Castellani CA, Yao J, Huan T, Bielak LF, Zhao W, Haessler J, Roby J, Sun X, Guo X, Longchamps RJ, Manson JE, Grove ML, Bressler J, Taylor KD, Lappalainen T, Kasela S, Van Den Berg DJ, Hou L, Reiner A, Liu Y, Boerwinkle E, Smith JA, Peyser PA, Fornage M, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Kooperberg C, Arking DE, Levy D, Liu C.

Hum Mol Genet. 2021 Aug 20. PMID: 34415308


Faculty News

Faculty awards and honors, appointments and promotions.

Healthy plant-based diet associated with lower stroke risk

For immediate release: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Boston, MA – People who eat diets with higher amounts of healthy plant-based foods and lower amounts of less-healthy plant-based foods may reduce their risk of stroke compared to people with lower-quality diets,…

Long-term antibiotic use linked with CVD risk in women

Women’s risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) may increase if they use antibiotics for two months or more, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 women over seven years of follow-up. Compared with…