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Manson, JoAnn E. 1953-

MANSON, JoAnn E. 1953-

PERSONAL: Born April 14, 1953, in OH; daughter of S. Stanford (an aerospace researcher) and Theresa (a social worker; maiden name, Paley) Manson; married Christopher N. Ames (an attorney), June 12, 1979; children: Jenn, Jeffrey. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1975, M.P.H., 1984, Dr.P.H., 1987; Case Western Reserve University, M.D., 1979. Hobbies and other interests: Music, hiking, reading, family activities.

ADDRESSES: Home—14 Washington St., Beverly, MA 01915. Offıce—900 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215; fax: 617-734-1437. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, chief of Division of Preventive Medicine, 1999—, codirector of Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, 2002—. Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, professor of medicine, 1999—, member of advisory board for Harvard Health Letter, Harvard Women's Health Watch, and Nutrition Action Newsletter.

MEMBER: American Medical Association, American Medical Women's Association, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American College of Physicians, Society for Epidemiologic Research, Greater Boston Diabetes Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Named one of "ten heroes in women's health," American Health for Women, 1997; named one of "top ten champions of women's health," Ladies' Home Journal, 2001; Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society, 2002; Women in Science Award, American Medical Women's Association, 2003; grants from National Institutes of Health.


(Editor in chief) Prevention of Myocardial Infarction, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Patricia Amend) The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA) 2001.

(Editor, with Susan E. Hankinson, Graham A. Colditz, and Frank Speizer) Healthy Women, Healthy Lives: A Guide to Preventing Disease from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.

Editor of other books and monographs. Contributor of more than 400 articles to medical and scientific journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Clinical Trials in Heart Disease, for Saunders; research on preventive medicine and chronic disease epidemiology, particularly risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women.



Better Homes and Gardens, August, 2001, Debbe Geiger, review of The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages, p. 190.

Library Journal, April 1, 2001, Samatha J. Gust, review of The 30-Minute Fitness Solution, p. 122.

Nutrition Action Healthletter, March, 1995, Bonnie Liebman, "For Women Only," p. 1.

Publishers Weekly, June 4, 2001, review of HealthyWomen, Healthy Lives: A Guide to Preventing Disease from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study, p. 75.

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