Reproductive Health, Pediatrics, & Program Evaluation
Maternal and child health, childhood obesity.Reproductive health including family planning, STI prevention , unintended pregnancies and men reproductive health, program evaluationEcological model as an evaluation tool for health outcomeDisparities in health care among health care workersThe use of technology in health care
Dr. Ainat Koren, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing at the University of MassachusettsLowell. She earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2004, where she focused herstudies on health promotion. She received her Master of Science degree in Demography from the HebrewUniversity Jerusalem, Israel in 1998. Dr. Koren’s major research focuses on family planning, especially onunintended pregnancy and STD prevention among high-risk populations. She is currently funded by theUSDHHS, OPA on a cooperative 5-year study to provide men with reproductive health services incollaboration with Montachusett Opportunity Council in Fitchburg MA and other five sites across thecountry. Other Research interests are prevention of childhood obesity focusing on the infancy stage,integration technology into nursing education, and occupational health and safety. Dr Koren was a CoInvestigator on a 5-year, $3.5M National Institutes of Health, NIOSH-funded study on “Health DisparitiesAmong Healthcare Workers” where she was active in the qualitative case study research effort. Dr. Korenhas a number of peer-reviewed publications and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of theEnvironmental Health, the Journal of the American Journal of Men’s Health Journal of Sexual andReproductive Health Care. She is a member of nursing and public health organizations at the local andnational levels, including the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN), Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Public Health Associations.