DPM Vice-Chair Receives Harvard Medical School Award

Emily Oken, MD, MPH, DPM Professor and Vice-Chair, has received the 2018 Harvard Medical School Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award.  This award was established to recognize and celebrate faculty who have made significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine towards being a diverse and inclusive community.

Dr. Oken's research is focused on the health effects of nutrition and environmental toxicants on health and disease, with a particular focus on pregnancy and early childhood. She has studied the balance of risk and benefit from maternal fish consumption during pregnancy on child development, long term health effects of breastfeeding for both mother and child, and determinants and sequelae of excess gestational weight gain. Within the Department of Population Medicine, Dr. Oken is Vice-Chair, Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL), and Director of Faculty Development.  At Harvard Medical School, she is an Associate Director in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society and Director of the Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health longitudinal curriculum. Dr. Oken completed residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics. 

A celebration will be held to honor the recipients of the Diversity Awards on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Cannon Room, Building C, at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations!