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Maternal and child health, childhood obesity.
Reproductive health including family planning, STI prevention , unintended pregnancies and men reproductive health, program evaluation
Ecological model as an evaluation tool for health outcome
Disparities in health care among health care workers
The use of technology in health care
Dr. Ainat Koren, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts
Lowell. She earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2004, where she focused her
studies on health promotion. She received her Master of Science degree in Demography from the Hebrew
University Jerusalem, Israel in 1998. Dr. Koren’s major research focuses on family planning, especially on
unintended pregnancy and STD prevention among high-risk populations. She is currently funded by the
USDHHS, OPA on a cooperative 5-year study to provide men with reproductive health services in
collaboration with Montachusett Opportunity Council in Fitchburg MA and other five sites across the
country. 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 Disparities
Among Healthcare Workers” where she was active in the qualitative case study research effort. Dr. Koren
has a number of peer-reviewed publications and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the
Environmental Health, the Journal of the American Journal of Men’s Health Journal of Sexual and
Reproductive Health Care. She is a member of nursing and public health organizations at the local and
national levels, including the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN), Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Public Health Associations.