Fellowship Site Director Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Emily Oken, MD, MPH, is a physician epidemiologist trained in internal medicine and pediatrics and a Professor of Population Medicine at HMS as well as in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH. She is internationally recognized for investigations related to health promotion, prevention, and population health. In particular, she focuses on health effects of nutritional and environmental exposures on mothers and children, with a particular focus on the peripartum period. She has been PI of multiple R01 grants, many based in Project Viva, a pre-birth cohort of mothers and children of which she is PI, as well as a UG3/UH3. She also leads an observational study of environmental factors predicting weight change and metabolic risk in the DPP study. She serves on committees to develop maternal nutrition guidelines both nationally and internationally. Her mentorship has been recognized with the Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring from HMS, a K24 mid-career development grant from NICHD, and the 2019 mentoring award from the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Research. She serves on diversity, equity, and inclusion committees locally and nationally, and was recognized with an HMS Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award.