Dr. JoAnn Manson the Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Research Achievement Award

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine, received the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) 2020 Research Achievement Award at the AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions on November 14, 2020 for outstanding career contributions to cardiovascular research.  Described as “one of AHA’s most distinguished and historic honors”, the Research Achievement Award recognized Manson’s exceptional contributions to population science research, especially in the field of women’s cardiovascular health.

Manson is a leader or co-leader of several research studies, including the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL); the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Clinical Center in Boston; the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) and the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study. Her primary research interests include randomized clinical prevention trials of nutritional and lifestyle factors related to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, biomarker predictors of outcomes, and the role of endogenous and exogenous estrogens as determinants of chronic disease in women.