Juliana F.W. Cohen

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Administrative Support

  • Community-Based Interventions
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health

I have broad research interests in pediatric nutrition, including school-based interventions, child/adolescent health and development, health disparities, and nutrition policies. I currently have a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to examine the influence of quick-service restaurants on children’s diets. My research also focuses on innovative strategies to encourage the consumption of healthier school foods, the impact of school-based nutrition policies on children’s consumption of competitive foods, e.g., vending and à la carte snacks, and the association between diet and cognitive functioning. I was previously an ORISE Policy and Science fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.

  • Sc.D. Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • M.Sc. Human Development and Health Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • B.A. Italian Studies (summa cum laude) Emory University
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Diet and Cognitive Functioning
  • Health Disparities
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • (HSC 3310) Health Behavior and Promotion
  • (HSC 3312) Introduction to Epidemiology
  • (HSC 6400) Research Methods
  • (HSC 6500) Public Health Policy and Management

Cohen JF, Gorski MT, Hoffman JA, Rosenfeld L, Chaffee R, Smith L, Catalano PJ, Rimm EB. “Healthier Standards for School Meals and Snacks: Impact on School Food Revenues and Lunch Participation Rates.” Am J Prev Med. 2016 Oct;51(4):485-92.

Cohen JFW, Gorski MT, Gruber SA, Rimm EB. “The Effect of Healthy Dietary Consumption on Executive Cognitive Functioning in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review.” Br J Nutr. 2016 Sep;116(6):989-1000.

Cohen JF, Jahn JL, Richardson S, Cluggish A. S, Parker E, Catalano P, Rimm EB. “Amount of Time to Eat Lunch Is Associated with Children’s Selection and Consumption of School Meal Entrée, Fruits, Vegetables and Milk.” J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Jan; 116(1):123-128.

Cohen JF, Richardson S, Cluggish A. S, Parker E, Catalano P, Rimm EB. “Effects of Choice Architecture and Chef-Enhanced Meals on the Selection and Consumption of Healthier School Foods: A Randomized Clinical Trial”; JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May;169(5):431-7.

Cohen JF, Richardson S, Parker E, Catalano P, Rimm EB. “Impact of the New USDA School Meal Standards on Food Selection, Consumption and Waste.” Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr;46(4):388-94.

  • K01 Mentored Research Scientist 2016-21 Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 2016.
  • Obesity Society Fellow, The Obesity Society, 2016.
  • Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer Education and Career Development Program Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, 2012-15.
  • Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, 2012.
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Policy and Science Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2004